Liverpool (Appointment).

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing. – in the House of Commons am ar 6 Mehefin 1935.

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Photo of Mr Samuel Rosbotham Mr Samuel Rosbotham , Ormskirk

asked the Minister of Health whether he is now in a position to report on the result of inquiries with regard to the appointment of Miss Jean Thompson, a specially trained housing manager, by the Liverpool Housing Committee as superintendent of lettings, which appointment was referred back by the City Council on the grounds of sex; and, as this case in volves a consideration of the efficiency of local administration and affects large amounts of Government grants, will he supply information as to whether, under the Addison and other schemes, municipal houses in Liverpool remain unlet con currently with a long waiting list of needy applicants?

Photo of Mr Edward Young Mr Edward Young , Sevenoaks

As regards the first part of the question I have nothing to add to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Moss Side (Sir G. Hurst) on 9th May. I have received no information supporting the suggestion made in the latter part of the question.

Photo of Mr David Logan Mr David Logan , Liverpool Scotland

As regards the imputation in the last part of the question, is the Minister aware that it is strongly denied by the chairman of the housing committee and the director of housing in Liverpool and that there is no truth whatever in the statement?