HC Deb 02 February 1965 vol 705 c264W
Mr. Ioan L. Evans

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what decision he has reached about voting by aldermen and councillors who are council house tenants.

Mr. Crossman

I propose to give a general dispensation to council house tenants to speak on matters affecting council housing, provided, of course, that their interest is declared. I do not think it appropriate that tenants should vote when they have a financial interest unless the balance of parties requires it.