HC Deb 03 February 1948 vol 446 c1624
20. Mr. Niall Macpherson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will authorise the deferment, in such cases and for such period as may be recommended by local authorities, of the demolition of any house being replaced under Part 11 of the Housing (Agricultural Population) (Scotland) Act, 1938, in order that no houses suitable for occupation may be destroyed during the present housing shortage.

Mr. J. J. Robertson

Local authorities already have this power in certain circumstances under Defence Regulation 68B. I am sending the hon. Member a copy of a circular issued by my Department on the point.