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Directed Workers

Volume 414: debated on Thursday 25 October 1945

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asked the Minister of Health whether he will take steps, in conjunction with local authorities, to secure a high priority in their allotment of housing accommodation for men of low medical category, unfit for active service, who, having volunteered during the war for work of national importance and having been directed to work away from

approved; and the number to be erected during each year for the next five years in each of these areas.

The figures in respect of the first three parts of the Question are as follow:their own home towns, are now unable to find accommodation on their return to their original employment.

I do not think that I can usefully add anything to the Circular sent to local authorities on the 9th October requesting them to give early consideration to the Report of the Housing Management Sub-Committee of the Central Housing Advisory Committee, of which a copy was enclosed. I am sending the hon. and gallant Member a copy of the circular and report.