Mr. A. T. DAVIES
asked the Minister of Health whether he has received any representations from municipal authorities on the provisions of the Housing (Assisted Scheme) Regulation, 1919; whether he will remove an impression amongst local authorities that there is no guarantee that they will be indemnified against loss beyond the produce of a penny rate; whether he will amend Article V. of the Regulations, which requires an estimate for the seven years ending 31st March, 1927, owing to its unreasonable requirement; and whether he is satisfied that the rules in Schedule B will be practicable of operation and that there is a prospect of securing the economic rents anticipated by those rules?
§ Dr. ADDISON
Local authorities have been repeatedly assured that their liability will be limited to the produce of a penny rate, provided that sufficient rents are obtained and that due economy is observed in the carrying out and adminis- 1931W tration of the scheme. But it is proposed to alter certain provisions of the Regulations to which objection has been taken.