Council Houses (Sub-Letting).

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing. – in the House of Commons on 25th July 1929.

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Photo of Sir Albert Bennett Sir Albert Bennett , Nottingham Central

77.

asked the Minister of Health if he will state the policy of his Department on the subject of the sub-letting of council houses; and whether he can give the number and the names of the local authorities which have prohibited sub-letting?

Photo of Mr Arthur Greenwood Mr Arthur Greenwood , Nelson and Colne

The general management of houses provided by local authorities is by Statute entirely a matter for the local authorities, and the question of sub-letting is a matter for their discretion. The Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1924, requires it to be a term of the letting of any house on which subsidy is paid under that Act that the tenant should not sub-let except with the consent of the local authority. Information is not available as regards the last part of the question.