HC Deb 07 December 1939 vol 355 c849W
Mr. T. Williams

asked the Minister of Health how many private boarding houses have been selected as billets for civil servants at St. Anne's-on-the-Sea; how many of them are being used; and what compensation is being paid to proprietors where no civil servants have been billeted, and where they are unable to accept other boarders?

Mr. Elliot

Billeting of civil servants in private boarding houses at the usual rate of 21s. a week has been done only with the consent of the proprietors. I am unable to say how many billets have been so allocated. Pending the actual billeting of civil servants, the proprietors are at liberty to let their accommodation in the usual way, and no question of compensation, therefore, arises.