HC Deb 12 April 1938 vol 334 c937
72. Mr. George Griffiths

asked the Minister of Health the names of the local authorities which have provided hostels or lodging houses under the Housing Acts, stating whether the accommodation is provided for men, women, boys, or girls, and the number that can be accommodated?

Mr. Bernays

I have no complete information on this subject, but I am aware that hostels or lodging houses have been provided under the Housing Acts by the London County Council, the town councils of Bristol, Ipswich, Leeds, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Nottingham, Shrewsbury, Southampton and Walsall and the urban district council of Welwyn Garden City. I am not in a position to give the details asked for in the latter part of the question.

Mr. Ammon

Is not the Minister aware that in London there is always surplus accommodation provided?