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Service Personnel Rest Centres (Charges)

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 26 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Health how many local authorities in the allocation of new houses waive residence qualification in the case of application from men about to leave one of the Services; and whether he will draw the attention of all local authorities to the need for special consideration towards serving personnel of the Armed Forces who by reason of their service cannot obtain a residence qualification.

The information asked for in the first part of the Question is not available. As to the second part, advice is included in Circular 109/45, and in a recent Report by my Central Housing Advisory Committee which I have sent to all housing authorities. I am sending copies to the hon. Member.


asked the Minister of Health what rent is chargeable in a rest centre for a family of four living in one room; and what proportion of this rent is allocated to food and lodging respectively.

The weekly charge for a man and wife and two children over 12 months old is £3 8s. 3d.; the charge is an inclusive one and is not allocated as between food and lodging.