§ 19. Mr. M. Lindsay
asked the Minister of Health whether he will reduce the rental of 7s. 6d. per week required of squatting families, in view of the discomfort that many of them are living in.
§ Mr. R. S. Hudson
Has the right hon. Gentleman issued any instruction or circular to local authorities giving them directions?
§ Mr. Eccles
Is it not a fact that the right hon. Gentleman has told certain local authorities, that the rent should cover the costs of the services provided? If that is so, is he aware that, working on that basis, the Calne and Chippenham Rural District Council had to charge the squatters at Hardenhuish Camp 12s. a week for huts in which there was only one window and no decent accommodation at all?
§ Mr. James Glanville
Is it not a fact that if hon. Members opposite had built as many houses after the first world war as the Labour Government have built, squatting would never have occurred?