Orders of the Day — Ministry of Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 8th December 1920.

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Photo of Mr John Lorden Mr John Lorden , St Pancras North

I hope nobody ever thought I claimed to know everything, but I claim to know something, and that is all I claim. Reconstruction might mean turning into flats or turning the house into quite a different character of house from that which it is now. Therefore it is necessary to have these words in. If they were not, some local authority might spend a much larger sum of money in reconstruction than the occasion warranted. As it is, they have full power to put the house into a habitable condition.