HC Deb 10 October 1940 vol 365 cc489-90W
Sir J. Lucas

asked the Minister of Health Whether he is aware that, in seaside defence areas, boarding-house pro- prietors, whose business has been ruined by the exclusion of visitors by the military authorities, are being sued by the local authorities for their rates, which they are unable to pay; and if he can yet make any statement as to what help is to be given to these people, both to pay their rates and to live in the meanwhile?

Mr. M. MacDonald

I would refer my lion. Friend to the answer which I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth (Sir L. Lyle) yesterday.