HC Deb 20 February 1941 vol 369 cc303-4W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of apprehension caused because certain local authorities are refusing to undertake to restore after the war lands and buildings requisitioned for air-raid shelter and similar purposes; and under what statutory authority this policy is being adopted?

Mr. H. Morrison

I presume that my hon. Friend has in mind the return, after the war, of lands and buildings, possession of which has been taken on behalf of the Crown with a view to their use by a local authority for war purposes. The possession so taken can continue only so long as the Defence Regulations are in force.