HC Deb 24 January 1972 vol 829 cc339-40W
Mr. Ashton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will list the powers of local authorities to refuse to rehouse tenants of slum properties on demolition, and the rights of appeal such tenants have.

Mr. Channon

As the law stands, local authorities are under no statutory obligation to rehouse tenants displaced by demolition orders on unfit houses made under Part II of the Housing Act, 1957. There is no right of appeal against the local authority's decision.