HC Deb 29 January 1948 vol 446 c1176
13. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will extend the issue of priority dockets and units to people who voluntarily or by compulsory billeting order received evacuees into their homes during the war years.

Mr. H. Wilson

No, Sir. The suggestion has often been made but has been invariably rejected. I do not think that at this late date it can be entertained.

Mr. Dodds-Parker

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that neither the compensation paid nor the amount of units and dockets issued is anything like adequate to make up the wear and tear on household furnishings?

Mr. Wilson

Yes, Sir. That point was made during the war, and it was not then considered possible to do anything to deal with it. To do so now would create a great degree of unfairness in making special concessions in detail.

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