HC Deb 08 July 1941 vol 373 c11
19. Mr. Kirkwood

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that persons whose houses were damaged in air raids and who have been unable to live in them for several months, have been asked to pay the rent for that period before being allowed to return; and will he take steps to remedy this injustice?

Mr. Johnston

The answer to the first part of the Question is in the negative. I have had inquiries made of the town clerks of several Clydeside burghs and also of the Property Owners and Factors Association, and they are unaware of any case of this kind. If the hon. Member will let me have particulars of any such case, I shall inquire into it.

Mr. Kirkwood

Thank you very much.