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Undergraduates, Cambridge (Accommodation)

Volume 437: debated on Tuesday 13 May 1947

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware of the inadequate housing accommodation available for married ex-Service undergraduates at Cambridge; that one family has only a single room with a leaking roof, that one family is living in a basement previously uninhabitable, whilst another are squatting in a Nissen hut; and what steps are to be taken to expedite an improvement of housing accommodation for such undergraduates at Cambridge and other universities.

I am aware of the difficulties which present conditions create for all undergraduates at Cambridge, but I understand that every effort is being made to bring about an improvement.