Oral Answers to Questions — Housing.

– in the House of Commons on 13th February 1919.

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Major NEWMAN:

69.

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware of the acute shortage in the Metropolitan area of housing accommodation for the middle classes; and will he say whether any building scheme, financed partly or wholly on public funds, is in contemplation to relieve the same?

Photo of Dr Christopher Addison Dr Christopher Addison , Shoreditch

My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. This point is being borne in mind in connection with the Housing Bill now under preparation.

Major NEWMAN:

70.

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware of the alternative that is being offered to occupiers of houses rented at more thin £35 of eviction or of purchasing the house they live in at an inflated figure; and will he say if the Government propose to introduce legislation to enfranchise the lease hold in the immediate future?

Photo of Mr Bonar Law Mr Bonar Law , Glasgow Central

This subject is now under examination, but I am not in a position to make any statement on the matter at present.