§ 36. Mr. Thorne
asked the Minister of Health whether he will issue a White Paper explaining the furniture on loan scheme to be loaned to families who have been billeted in empty houses; and how the loan is to be repaid?
§ Mr. Holdsworth (Assistant Whip)
I have been asked to reply. Furniture required for houses which are to be occu- 1350 pied by homeless or evacuated people is supplied by local authorities and normally remains their property. There is consequently no question of the repayment of a loan and my right hon. Friend is not clear what scheme the hon. Member has in mind. If he will send him particulars he will be glad to look into the matter.