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Requisitioned Houses

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 8 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Health if he has considered the letter of the Camberwell Metropolitan Borough Council, of 29th October last, as to Circular 183/45; and if he will issue a modification of this circular, which is at present unworkable.

The representations made by the borough council are receiving consideration.

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that under the provisions of his recent Circular 183/45, many thousands of bombed-out families now accommodated in requisitioned houses will be called upon to pay greatly increased rents; and if he will reconsider this circular.

:Local authorities have been authorised to take account of any serious hardship, and I have no doubt that they will do so by adjusting the charges where this is desirable.

asked the Minister of Health if he will now give local authorities power to requisition all empty premises without giving 14 days' notice.