HC Deb 28 October 1919 vol 120 c496W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that a number of discharged sailors and soldiers in the Halton district, near Leeds, are threatened by the loss of their houses, owing to the owners giving notice to obtain vacant possession; and whether he can exercise any powers to prevent the turning out of men who have been serving their country at least until good houses can be found for them in the same district?


I have no information as to the cases to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers, and therefore cannot say whether they would come within the Increase of Rent and Mortgage Interest (War Restrictions) Acts. The question of the issue of an ejectment order in any case is one for the decision of the Court to whom application for the order is made, and I have no power to intervene in the matter.