HC Deb 02 March 1944 vol 397 cc1568-9
38. Mr. Murray

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the acute shortage of dwelling-houses in the Crook and Willington Urban District Council area and that tenants are now living in houses which are unsafe owing to colliery subsidence; and what does he propose to do in this matter.

Mr. Willink

The answer to the first part of the Question is "Yes, Sir." As regards the second part, I am investigating the matter and will communicate with my hon. Friend.

Mr. Murray

Is the Minister aware that on Monday, before I came to the House, a man informed me that he had been unable to go to work because of the conditions in the house where he lived, and that he did not have any sleep day or night? Is there not something which the Minister could do to help people to get more satisfactory accommodation?

Mr. Willink

Perhaps the hon. Member will let me know the facts, and I shall then be able to include this particular case in my investigation.