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Evacuated Persons, Thetford

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 8 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Health what special provision of temporary or permanent houses he proposes to make for the people who had to evacuate the seven villages in the vicinity of Thetford, Norfolk, still being used as a battle training area; and whether he is aware of over crowding in neighbouring villages and the inability of evacuees to make proper arrangements for the present or the future.

I have every sympathy with the persons displaced from the battle training area but I am not aware that the alternative accommodation, mainly in requisitioned houses, occupied by them is inadequate or unsatisfactory in present circumstances. If, however, my hon. Friend will give me information, either general or particular, about the conditions which he has in mind, I shall be happy to look into the matter.