Government Programme.

Oral Answers to Questions — Genoa Conference. – in the House of Commons on 29th March 1922.

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Mr. T. THOMSON:

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asked the Minister of Health how many local authorities have forwarded to the Ministry of Health resolutions calling upon the Government to show steadfastness in fulfilling the housing pledges given in 1919?

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

Resolutions, in a form circulated by a body with which I understand the hon. Member is connected, have been forwarded to me by 108 out of the 1,800 housing authorities in this country.

Mr. THOMSON:

Is the right hon. Gentleman still of opinion that the need for housing is grossly exaggerated, notwithstanding these representations?

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

Of the 1,800 authorities, only 108 have thought it advisable or necessary to send me the circular which was sent to them to forward. I should think the others, the very large majority, evidently did not think it worth while to make any representations on the subject.

Mr. THOMAS:

Will the right hon. Gentleman be influenced if those who want houses petition him?

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

I am afraid the limit of houses was laid down by the Government some time ago.