§ 30. Major KINDERSLEY
asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to the case of Mrs. Kitchener, of 27, Queen Street, Hitchin, who purchased a shop, No. 27, Queen Street, Hitchin, and the goodwill of a business carried on there, for £450 in 1922, and under the Hitchin Urban District Council's unhealthy areas scheme No. 2 has had compensation awarded her for site value at £150; whether he is aware that this case and similar ones in many parts of the country which are governed by Section 46 of The Housing Act, 1925, are the cause of injustice to persons of small means who have invested their savings in this manner; and whether he will consider introducing legislation at an early date to amend this provision of the Housing Act?
My attention has been called to this case. As I stated on Tuesday last, in reply to a question by the hon. Member for Blackpool (Sir W. de Frece), the whole subject of slum improvement is receiving my immediate consideration, but I am not yet in a position to state when it will be possible to introduce legislation.
§ Major KINDERSLEY
Would not the time of the House be well occupied in revising some of the legislation that has already been passed rather than adding to the Statute Book?