HC Deb 10 December 1942 vol 385 cc1684-5
26. Mr. Norman Bower

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the acute housing shortage prevailing in certain of the outer London areas and the difficulty being experienced by war-workers and others in finding satisfactory accommodation, he will consider modifying his present policy and authorising the local authorities in the areas concerned to reduce the quota of empty houses which they are compelled to keep for people who may be bombed out in the future?

Mr. E. Brown

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave to a similar Question by the hon. Member for North Tottenham (Mr. R. C. Morrison) on 21st May. If my hon. Friend will inform me of the names of the particular areas which he has in mind I shall be glad to investigate the situation in detail.

Mr. R. C. Morrison

This position is much more acute than my right hon. Friend appears to realise. Cannot he do something to shorten the period of discussion and come down to decisions?

Mr. Brown

I will do so as soon as I can.

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