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Requisitioning Powers

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Health whether he is prepared to delegate his powers of requisitioning house property to the local authorities in all heavily war damaged areas; and in such other areas where there is an acute housing need.

I cannot see my way to delegate general powers of requisitioning, but I am prepared to consider applications for delegations in respect of individual properties in the light of the circumstances of each case. I would, however, remind my hon. Friend that there may be preferable alternatives to requisitioning; for instance, acquisition by the local authorities.