HC Deb 19 February 1952 vol 496 c21
24. Mr. S. Storey

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will circularise local authorities, advising them to relax their residence qualification for houses in favour of long-service members of Her Majesty's Forces who have taken up permanent employment in their area.

Mr. H. Macmillan

I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of a circular I addressed to all local housing authorities on this subject on 31st January last.

Mr. Storey

Whilst appreciating that the Minister is taking action in this matter, may I ask if he will keep it under review to see that those local authorities which up to now have ignored the advice the Minister has given do take action to help the long-service men?

Mr. Macmillan

Yes, Sir.