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Ex-Service Men

Volume 526: debated on Tuesday 6 April 1954

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether, in view of the fact that both Portsmouth City Council and Stretford Borough Council have refused to consider the application for a house of Mr. L. H. Benians, until lately a regimental sergeant major with 28 years' service, in the light of circular 8–52, he will again advise local authorities to consider such applications on the basis of relative housing need and not of a rigid residential qualification.

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Southend, East (Mr. McAdden) on 2nd February last.