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Unfit Houses (Rents)

Volume 443: debated on Thursday 30 October 1947

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asked the Minister of Health whether he will introduce legislation to provide that no rents shall be pay able in respect of working-class dwellings which owing to disrepair, are in a state unfit for human habitation.

Legislation on these lines is not in contemplation. The preferable course, in my view, is to secure, as soon as circumstances allow, the repair of the houses.