Improvement Grants

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Housing – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th July 1962.

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Photo of Mr Frank Allaun Mr Frank Allaun , Salford East 12:00 am, 12th July 1962

While welcoming that reply to a certain extent, may I ask the Minister whether this will really do what the experts on the subject have asked for? By experts, I mean the local authority experts—the public health inspectors—who almost unanimously feel that the statutory standard of fitness should be raised to include these three things, and that compulsion on the landlord is necessary to get it. Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that 112 Labour Members and some hon. Members opposite now favour this course?