HC Deb 05 April 1955 vol 539 c995
60. Mr. H. Butler

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government why he gave no reason to the Hackney Borough Council in his letter to them requesting them to derequisition 46, Osbaldeston Road.

Mr. Deedes

My right hon. Friend's reasons were given in a letter to the council, dated 29th January, 1955.

Mr. Butler

Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that the Town Clerk of Hackney Borough Council, who is his agent in this matter, has stated quite openly that the owner of this requisitioned property took possession quite illegally? Is this to be the pattern to be pursued under the new Bill which has recently been before the House?

Mr. Deedes

The answer to the original Question which the hon. Gentleman asked me is that we did give our reasons to the council in the letter to which I referred. Those reasons were given quite fully.