§ 41. Mr. VIANT
asked the Home Secretary if his attention has been directed to a disturbance of a threatening character among the residents of Chapter Road, Willesden, on 8th March, arising from the eviction of an ex-service man and his family of five children who are under the age of nine years, such eviction being effected to provide accommodation for a young couple anticipating marriage; and will he consider the introduction of a Bill to prevent such evictions?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Mr. Greenwood)
My right hon. Friend's attention has not previously been called to this case. As regards the second part of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which my right hon. Friend gave yesterday in reply to the hon. Member for Greenwich.
§ Mr. MILLS
Is my hon. Friend aware that there are very many cases—no fewer than seven—pending in the Dartford Division, where eviction orders have been given respecting cases similar to this, and if the present obstruction to the private Member's Bill persists, will he bring in a one-Clause Bill providing for alternative accommodation?