HC Deb 11 June 1942 vol 380 cc1223-4
38. Sir A. Knox

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to the overcrowding of Kingsmead House, at High Wycombe, where the four evacuated families originally billeted have now been increased by the fathers on discharge from the Army, so that the eight rooms are now occupied by seven adult persons and 16 children; and whether, as this overcrowding is the direct result of the Government evacuation scheme, he will help the local authority by removing one or more of these families to some district where alternative accommodation may be available?

The Minister of Health (Mr. Ernest Brown)

I am aware of this difficult case, and my regional officers, who have already been in touch with the local authority, are endeavouring to assist in finding a solution.

Sir A. Knox

Does not my right hon. Friend realise that this local authority has been in touch with the regional authorities for some months and nothing has been done, and that the local sanitary officer is very much disturbed?

M. Brown

It it a very difficult and complicated case, as my hon. and gallant Friend knows.