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Condemned Houses (Occupation)

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 8 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Health under what circumstances houses condemned underslum clearance schemes can now be occupied.

Local authorities have powers under Defence Regulations 68a and 68aa to issue licences permitting the occupation of such houses if satisfied that any necessary steps have been taken to render them reasonably capable of being used, as a temporary wartime measure, for housing purposes, without detriment to health.