HC Deb 06 June 1940 vol 361 cc1007-8W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Minister of Health whether the latest reports reaching him show that the number of foreign refugees are being absorbed by householders without difficulty; and whether it is proposed to take over more empty houses for their accommodation?

Mr. M. MacDonald

My information is that the foreign refugees that have already arrived have been accommodated, either with householders or in empty houses, without material difficulty. It is at present proposed that further refugees should be similarly accommodated, using empty houses or accommodation offered by householders, according to local circumstances.