HC Deb 09 July 1975 vol 895 cc164-5W
31. Mr. Boardman

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce legislation to protect householders whose houses suffer damage or cease to be weatherproof as a consequence of the carrying out of local authority demolition orders on adjacent properties.

Mr. Freeson

Local authorities already have powers under Section 29 of the Public Health Act 1961 to serve a notice on any owner undertaking demolition requiring him to carry out specified safeguarding work, including the weatherproofing of any surface of an adjoining building exposed by the demolition.