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Housing (Waiting Lists)

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 14 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that certain local authorities do not permit on to their housing waiting lists single persons, waiting to get married, single persons living alone or married couples, where neither the husband nor the wife has resided in the local authority area for the last five years; and if he will take steps to bring the action of all local authorities into line in their arrangements for waiting lists.

General advice on the selection of tenants is given in a Report by my Central Housing Advisory Committee which I have just sent to all housing authorities.