Housing

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 18th May 1922.

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Photo of Mr Rhys Davies Mr Rhys Davies , Westhoughton

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asked the Minister of Health whether he has received resolutions from the Horwich Urban Council asking for the extension of the Rent Restrictions Act, 1920, and requesting the continuance of financial assistance to local authorities' housing schemes; and whether, in view of the failure of the ordinary economic laws to meet the present housing shortage, he can make a statement on the subject?

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

As regards the extension of the Rent Restrictions Act I would refer to the reply given to the hon. Member for the Moseley Division on the 15th March. On the question of an extension of the State-aided housing scheme, I cannot add anything to the statements I have already made.

Photo of Mr Rhys Davies Mr Rhys Davies , Westhoughton

Does that mean that we cannot hope that the Minister of Health will do anything to help to reduce the shortage of houses in this country?