HC Deb 01 July 1980 vol 987 c501W
44. Mr. Jim Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he intends to introduce legislation covering the provision of food and general living conditions in common lodging houses.

Mr. Stanley

The legislation governing general living conditions in common lodging houses is in the Public Health Act 1936 and the Housing Acts 1957, 1961, 1964 and 1969. Further measures are being introduced in the present Housing Bill and I outlined there in the House on 19 May—[Vol. 985, c. 78–79.] A further Government amendment to the Housing Bill, to widen local authorities powers to deal with overcrowding, has been tabled for consideration in another place.