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Housing (Requisitioning)

Volume 393: debated on Thursday 4 November 1943

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asked the Minister of Health the total number of empty properties capable of use for housing purposes in Hampstead, Westminster and Chelsea; and what number have been requisitioned in these areas to date by local authorities for housing purposes?

I am having inquiries made and will send my hon. Friend the information as soon as it is available.

asked the Minister of Health whether he will amend the regulations under which local authorities may requisition houses for their local residents in need of better accommodation so that they are made the same as those under which houses are requisitioned for the benefit of war workers who have been directed to the locality from other towns?

The procedure which has been adopted in each case is that which is considered the most appropriate for the special object in view, and I do not on present information feel justified in suggesting a change.