§ 67. Mr. Hannah
asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to instances of hardship, especially in war-time, when men are moved from slum clearance areas to council houses far from their business or work; and can he see his way to permitting delay in cases where this would not slow up the re-housing of the population, especially where evacuated dwellings are not pulled down for months or years on account of the present state of the building trade?
§ Mr. Elliot
While isolated cases of the kind referred to by my hon. Friend may occur from time to time in the normal operations of slum clearance, I have no information to suggest that they are of frequent occurrence at the present moment. I do not think that it would be in the interest of families living in condemned houses to delay their transference to the new houses specially provided for them.
§ Mr. Hannah
Will it be possible in the few isolated cases of very hard conditions to make any exception?