Results 141–160 of 1232 for speaker:Mr Jack Browne

Orders of the Day — Clause 19. — (Duty of Local Authorities to Make Grants Towards Certain Improvements.) (18 Feb 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: The hon. Member for Edinburgh, East (Mr. Willis) has underlined my point in every word that he has said. He is thinking of the wider powers of the improvement grant and not of the narrow scope of the standard grant—

Orders of the Day — Clause 19. — (Duty of Local Authorities to Make Grants Towards Certain Improvements.) (18 Feb 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: He wants the local authority to have wider powers, but it has wider powers in respect of the improvement grant. However, as what he said is subject to the old argument about "shall" or "may" connected with Clause 20, perhaps this matter would better be discussed when we deal with that Clause.

Orders of the Day — Clause 19. — (Duty of Local Authorities to Make Grants Towards Certain Improvements.) (18 Feb 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: I thought that I had undertaken to do that.

Orders of the Day — Clause 19. — (Duty of Local Authorities to Make Grants Towards Certain Improvements.) (18 Feb 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: I agree that my right hon. Friend should have put his name to the Amendment, and I shall advise my right hon. and hon. Friends that the Government accept it.

Orders of the Day — Clause 19. — (Duty of Local Authorities to Make Grants Towards Certain Improvements.) (18 Feb 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: I beg to move. in page 11, line 43, at the end to insert: (b) a wash hand basin. With your approval, Sir Gordon, perhaps we could discuss this Amendment with that in page 12, line 1, leave out from "closet" to "and" in line 2; and the Amendments to Clause 21: In page 12, line 44, leave out "fifty" and insert "fifty-five"; In page 13, line 4, leave out "twenty-five" and insert "thirty"; In...

Orders of the Day — Clause 19. — (Duty of Local Authorities to Make Grants Towards Certain Improvements.) (18 Feb 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: The Amendment I have just moved meets what is sought by the hon. Lady the Member for Lanarkshire, North (Miss Herbison), but there are two differences, both of which, I am sure, are acceptable. One is that there is no reason for saying that the wash-hand basin has to be in the bathroom. There are people who prefer to have it in another room. If the house is a little crowded, that allows more...

Orders of the Day — Clause 19. — (Duty of Local Authorities to Make Grants Towards Certain Improvements.) (18 Feb 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: People live in all sorts of different conditions, and I think that the owner-occupier or the owner who has to get the agreement of his tenant before he can put in these improvements, and who might well argue with the tenant about them, should be allowed, in the case of a wash-hand basin, to put it where he thinks best, rather than that we in this Committee should insist that it should be in...

Orders of the Day — Clause 19. — (Duty of Local Authorities to Make Grants Towards Certain Improvements.) (18 Feb 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: I appreciate the point of view of the hon. Member for Fife, West (Mr. Hamilton), but there is another point of view. First of all, the Whole question of giving grants for a water-closet, where there is a statutory power of a local authority regarding its installation, is, as the hon. Gentleman realises, wider than the standard grant. The argument, if there is one, is equally applicable to the...

Orders of the Day — Clause 19. — (Duty of Local Authorities to Make Grants Towards Certain Improvements.) (18 Feb 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: It is a fact, if not an argument. It is true that, under that Act, the local authority has discretion in granting aid, but I have looked at this point, and I have no reason to think that any local authority has refused to give an improvement grant for a water-closet because of that statutory provision. We see this matter in another light altogether. As we see it, the Bill does not in any way...

Orders of the Day — Clause 19. — (Duty of Local Authorities to Make Grants Towards Certain Improvements.) (18 Feb 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: The hon. Gentleman knows better than that. The object of the exercise is to reduce the number of houses without water-closets. That is what we all want, and we want to reduce that number to the greatest possible extent. I believe that we shall make it easier to do that by putting the landlord in funds rather than excluding him simply because there is a statutory obligation in some other Act...

Orders of the Day — Clause 19. — (Duty of Local Authorities to Make Grants Towards Certain Improvements.) (18 Feb 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: I will try again. I think the hon. Gentleman has confused me a little on this. He says "Why not incorporate those obligations in the Bill?", that is to say, the obligations under the 1950 Act. What he is doing by his Amendment is denying grant for a w.c. to anyone who is under, or who would come under, the obligation. He seeks to deny grant to those people. My view is that the local...

Orders of the Day — Clause 19. — (Duty of Local Authorities to Make Grants Towards Certain Improvements.) (18 Feb 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: The hon. Member for Kilmarnock (Mr. Ross) is a little at sea. Under the Housing (Scotland) Act, 1950, Section 5, a county council shall require the owner … to provide … a sufficient water-closet wherever it is reasonably practicable so to do, and, where that is not so practicable, a sufficient earthcloset. In the burghs, the local authority may make byelaws regulating certain matters, so...

Orders of the Day — Clause 19. — (Duty of Local Authorities to Make Grants Towards Certain Improvements.) (18 Feb 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: I said, if it is reasonably practicable.

Orders of the Day — Clause 19. — (Duty of Local Authorities to Make Grants Towards Certain Improvements.) (18 Feb 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: There is a clear division of opinion between us. We want to help—

Orders of the Day — Clause 19. — (Duty of Local Authorities to Make Grants Towards Certain Improvements.) (18 Feb 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: —Scotland to get more w.c's. The Opposition take the slightly different view that if there is an obligation, it should be carried out without any help. We cannot go any further in this matter because, clearly, there is a division of opinion.

Orders of the Day — Clause 19. — (Duty of Local Authorities to Make Grants Towards Certain Improvements.) (18 Feb 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: I beg to move, in page 12, line 17, at the end, to add: (4) An application under this section must also contain a statement either that the applicant is the occupier of the dwelling or that the occupier has consented in writing to the making of the application. I think it would be for the convenience of the Committee, Mr. Hynd, if this Amendment could be discussed with the Amendment in the...

Orders of the Day — Clause 19. — (Duty of Local Authorities to Make Grants Towards Certain Improvements.) (18 Feb 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: I beg to move in page 12, line 17, at the end, to add: (5) Where the works include the provision of a hot water supply, their execution must include the connection of the supply to a sink as well as to the bath or shower and the wash hand basin. This Amendment gives effect in what is, I am advised, slightly more effective wording to the wishes of hon. Members opposite in their Amendment in...

Orders of the Day — Clause 19. — (Duty of Local Authorities to Make Grants Towards Certain Improvements.) (18 Feb 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: The Bill does not apply to conversions, but my hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh, South (Mr. M. Clark Hitchison) is referring to houses converted, not necessarily with grant, since 1944 and which lack the standard amenities, and he thinks that there should be a grant up to the date of the Bill for those types of houses. We looked into this. We are most anxious, as we are throughout the...

Orders of the Day — Clause 19. — (Duty of Local Authorities to Make Grants Towards Certain Improvements.) (18 Feb 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: I must apologise. I think that the hon. Member is quite right. I replied wrongly that the standard grant was available to post-1944 conversions. It was not what I meant to say.

Orders of the Day — Clause 19. — (Duty of Local Authorities to Make Grants Towards Certain Improvements.) (18 Feb 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: The hon. Gentleman will know the facts about improvement grants. During the first five years of their operation 3,350 houses were completed and since then they have been running at a rate of 2,400 a year.


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