§ 29. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the difficulties of domestic accommodation are increasing and are likely to become acute; whether he is considering means by which these difficulties shall be met in the ensuing months; and whether comprehensive plans expeditiously to meet the housing problem at the end of the war are receiving consideration?
§ Mr. Sorensen
Would the right hon. Gentleman issue some report or a White Paper dealing with this problem and the prospects before us as regards housing? Will he consider publishing some facts about this matter before long?
§ 30. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to cases of young married couples seeking accommodation who have been refused tenancies because they have a young child or also because the husband is serving in the Forces; and whether he will take action to prevent house-agents and others exercising this discrimination?
§ Mr. Brown
One or two such cases have been brought to my notice, but I do not believe that they are other than very exceptional. As my hon. Friend will be aware, my powers of billeting and requisitioning are sufficient to enable me to ensure that the needs of people who are required to move in connection with the war effort are met.
§ Mr. Sorensen
If I send the right hon. Gentleman specific cases, will he look into them and advise me in regard to them?