HC Deb 14 June 1945 vol 411 cc1768-9
40. Flight-Lieutenant Teeling

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that local authorities who have to give property owners whose houses they wish to requisition time to dispose of such property to any tenants or purchasers they wish, frequently find that instead of the returned soldiers and others on the authority's waiting list for whom the requisitioning is required obtaining them, the properties go to outsiders willing to pay more; and whether he contemplates any action in this matter.

Mr. Willink

I am aware of cases such as those to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers. The question whether any amendment should be made to the existing powers of local authorities in regard to the requisitioning of dwelling accommodation for the inadequately housed is under consideration.