HC Deb 22 July 1941 vol 373 cc808-9W
Sir T. Moore

asked the Minister of Health on whose authority local councils are empowered to requisition the sites of bombed premises; and whether any requirements in respect of sanitation, trading facilities and amenities must be satisfied before they do so?

Miss Wilkinson

I have been asked to reply. If local authorities are unable to obtain other accommodation for the sorting and storage of materials recovered from bombed sites they are authorised to take possession of land or premises under Defence Regulation 51. In doing so they are expected to have regard to the considerations referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend.