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Volume 415: debated on Thursday 8 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Health (1) how many local authorities are giving a preference to ex-Servicemen in the provision of housing accommodation; and what advice his Department has tendered in the matter;(2) whether he will consider legislation to secure some preference for ex-Servicemen in the allocation of housing accommodation.

The selection of tenants in relation to the urgency of their needs is a matter for the local authority. I have given advice to them in a circular, of which I will send the hon. and gallant Member a copy.