HC Deb 08 July 1966 vol 731 cc113-4W
Mr. Bidwell

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will take steps to amend the law to enable him to deal effectively with landlords who turn their premises into greater numbers of units of accommodation than permitted by the local authority; and what information he has on the number of cases brought to his attention which require enforcement notices to landlords and tenants.

Mr. Mellish

This is one of many points my right hon. Friend is considering following a study which he has had made of the problems arising from houses in multiple occupation. He has no comprehensive statistics on the use which local authorities make of their powers.