Is the Minister aware of the difficulties met by many boroughs when trying to ensure compliance with sanitary notices, when they find that owners of property are working under false names with accommodation addresses, and cannot be traced? Is not that an unsatisfactory state of affairs and should not local authorities be able to ascertain without difficulty the real owner of any property?
Is it not a fact that sanitary notices entail large expense when the sanitary authorities have to be in a position to carry out the work? What action can be taken by the local authority in those circumstances? The Minister is not treating this problem with the seriousness that it deserves.