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Council Tenants (Furniture)

Volume 436: debated on Thursday 24 April 1947

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asked the Minister of Health how many applications he has received from local authorities for powers to act as retailers of furniture and, when such permission is granted, under what authority he acts.

Local authorities are empowered by Section 72 (2) of the Housing Act, 1936, to supply furniture to their tenants. My approval is not required and I cannot say how many authorities have exercised these powers.