§ 34. Mr. King
asked the Minister of Health what proposals he has to ease the lot of those who are being refused a house by local authorities on the ground that they have not lived long enough in the district; to what office these men should apply; and if he is aware that men who have done long service in the Armed Forces are being penalised for that reason because, on account of their service, they could have had no fixed place of residence.
§ Mr. King
Is not the present position that we must all go and live where we lived in 1939? Would the Minister not agree that, in order to ease our economic problem, the correct answer is that a man must live where he works, and would the Minister draw the attention of local authorities to that fact?
§ Mr. Marples
If details of hardship are sent to the right hon. Gentleman, will he bring a little pressure to bear on local authorities to try and remedy such hardships?
§ Mrs. Leah Manning
Will my right hon. Friend look at this question, again because it is a matter of many people going back to areas—such as West Ham —and upsetting the whole planning of the areas because they cannot get houses where they want to get them?