Skip to main content

Local Authorities (Housing Committees)

Volume 389: debated on Wednesday 5 May 1943

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Minister of Health what powers housing committees of local authorities have to co-opt outside experts, especially women; and to what extent they exercise these powers?

Local authorities have a general power under Section 85 (3) of the Local Government Act, 1933, to include in their committees persons who are not members of the local authority. These powers are known to be widely exercised, but I regret that I have no information indicating the precise extent.