HC Deb 27 June 1940 vol 362 cc612-3W
Mr. Cocks

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the destruction of dwellings by aerial bombardment, the Government will immediately requisition all available property that is unoccupied or not regularly used, such as houses, clubs, schools, institutes and, if necessary, certain theatres and cinemas; and instruct local authorities to provide water supply and sanitation and make preparation to supply food and bedding for families rendered homeless?

Mr. M. MacDonald

County and county borough councils throughout England and Wales have made arrangements for the provision of food and shelter for persons rendered homeless by enemy action, and power is being delegated to them to requisition buildings required for this purpose.