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Residential Premises (Business Use)

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 8 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that buildings suitable for ordinary living accommodation are being acquired for business premises and the tenants turned out at short notice; and whether he will consider making a regulation restricting such action for at least a period of two years from the termination of the war with Japan, by which time other living accommodation may be available to the tenants.

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the extent to which residential premises are being converted to business use; and when he proposes to make the consent of the local authority essential before such conversion takes place.

:I would refer my hon. Friends to the Order in Council adding Regulation 68CA to the Defence (General) Regulations, 1939, which was presented to the House on 2nd November. A circular has been sent to local authorities explaining to them how they should administer the Regulation and I am sending each of my hon. Friends a copy.