HC Deb 26 July 1960 vol 627 c121W
77. Mr. A. Evans

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what reply he gave to the Association of Public Health Inspectors on their representation that local authorities should be given powers to enforce the modernisation of suitable houses where the owner would not do the work willingly.

Mr. H. Brooke

I promised to consider the representations made by the Association of Public Health Inspectors in 1958, and I did so before introducing the House Purchase and Housing Bill later that year. But at the same time I drew attention to difficulties for both landlords and tenants of seeking to compel the carrying out of improvement works.