HC Deb 19 November 1919 vol 121 c943W

asked the Minister of Health whether it can be arranged that preference be given in the renting and occupation of a fair proportion of the State and rate-aided houses which are now building or about to be built to Army and Navy pensioners who are unable to follow any regular employment, and to those people, male and female, whose main or principal source of income is derived from the interest on Consols and other Government securities which have fallen in value since the War, and upon which there has been no war bonus or increase in interest or dividend, with the result that those who are dependent upon such sources of income find their means of living seriously reduced and are unable to continue in their present houses and cannot find others of a lower rent?


The choice of tenants for houses built by the local authorities is a matter for the local authorities, but the local authorities have been recommended specialty to bear in mind the special claims of ex-Service men in selecting tenants for their houses.

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