§ 26. Mr. Vaughan-Morgan
asked the Minister of Works why it is the policy of his Department to offer houses, of which it has to dispose, to sell and not to let.
§ Mr. Stokes
All property, other than for the public service, is held by my Ministry for disposal only. The Ministry is not a housing authority and when it has houses for disposal, it tries to sell them outright to the local authority.
§ Mr. Vaughan-Morgan
Will the right hon. Gentleman see that his Department is rather more expeditious in negotiations in future, because it causes considerable annoyance to would-be tenants when houses remain empty for years?