HC Deb 28 March 1946 vol 421 c549
27. Mr. H. Hynd

asked the Minister of Health how many local authorities are using their powers under Section 72 (2) of the Housing Act, 1936, to supply furniture to their tenants.

Mr. Bevan

Action under Section 72 (2) of the Housing Act, 1936, does not require my approval and I regret, therefore, that the information is not available.

Mr. Hynd

In view of the difficulties now facing local authorities about getting priority dockets for their tenants who qualify for such dockets, will the Minister encourage local authorities to use their powers?

Mr. Bevan

I think local authorities are well aware of their powers and they require no further encouragement from me. I hope I will not be asked to send yet another Circular to the local authorities.