§ 8.45 p.m.
§ Sir G. COLLINS
I beg to move, in page 33, line 32, after "repair," to insert "improvement."
The object of this Amendment is to enable moneys standing to the credit of the housing repairs account to be used for the purpose not only of repairing and maintaining local authority houses but of carrying out improvements. It has been pointed out that, as the Clause is drafted, if a local authority wanted to improve some of their houses by inserting electricity they might not be able to use money standing to the credit of their housing account for the purpose. It seems a very obvious and proper course that Parliament should entrust them with that power.
§ Amendment agreed to.
Further Amendments made: In page 33, line 42, leave out "thereof, or such larger amount," and insert:
(exclusive of any amount included therein in respect of occupiers' rates), and such amount, if any.
§ In page 34, leave out lines 3 to 9.
§ In line 22, after "repair," insert "improvement."—[Sir G. Collins.]