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Land (Sale)

Volume 159: debated on Friday 15 December 1922

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asked the Minister of Labour, as representing the Ministry of Health, whether he is aware that land acquired by any local authority under the assisted housing scheme is being resold to private builders contrary to the spirit of the Government scheme; and will he inquire into this?

There is certainly nothing inconsistent with the Government scheme in a local authority selling land to persons proposing to erect houses, and local authorities have specific powers to make such arrangements.