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HOUSING BILL

SOME AMENDMENTS PLAN TO ELIMINATE SLUMS Parliamentary Reporter. WELLINGTON, this day. Power is given by the Housing Improvement Bill introduced in the House of Representatives late last session, and now before the House again with some amendments, for local authorities, working in co-opera-tion with the Government, to eradicate the health menace of slums and overcrowding. The Minister of Housing Construction, Mr. Semple, said in the second reading debate to-day that the question of accommodation ran right through the bill, and no one could be evicted from a condemned house unless other accommodation were available. He added that copies of the bill had been sent out to 292 cities, boroughs, independent town boards and road boards, who would be charged with the administration of the measure. Of the 40 replies received, 16 were in complete agreement with the bill as drafted, 20 approved the bill, but suggested amendments, and only four disagreed with the principles of the legislation. • . The proposed amendments were slight, said Mr. Semple. The principal objection made by several local bodies was to Maori housing being included, as Maori housing would be handled by the Native Department, and it had been decided to delete that provision.

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HOUSING BILL, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 188, 10 August 1945

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HOUSING BILL Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 188, 10 August 1945

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