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Requisitioned Houses, Birmingham

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 1 November 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why, in view of the housing shortage in Birmingham, houses requisitioned by his Department during the war and now standing unoccupied, which have been applied for by the Ministry of Health in April of this year, have not yet been transferred.

I assume that the houses to which my hon. Friend refers are certain houses situated in Alcester Road and Featherstone Road. Their release by my Department was delayed for some months by unusually difficult negotiations for the disposal of additional buildings which had been erected on the site, but the property was transferred to the Ministry of Health with effect from 1st October.