HC Deb 16 July 1923 vol 166 cc1895-6W

asked the First Commissioner of Works whether, so long as the present housing shortage continues, he will give instructions that where houses under the control of his Department become empty steps shall be taken to secure their immediate re-occupation, and that in no case where suitable tenants are available shall houses be allowed to remain unoccupied pending arrangements being concluded to secure their sale?


The policy of the Government is to sell all houses under its charge as and when they become vacant. The demand for such houses is very great, and there is no danger of houses lying idle for any appreciable length of time.