HC Deb 13 March 1941 vol 369 c1431W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Minister of Health whether owners wishing to return to their furnished houses, which in their temporary absence have been occupied by evacuees or bombed-out tenants, have any right of displacement?

Mr. E. Brown

There is no such right of displacement. I have, however, made it clear to local authorities that they should not requisition furnished houses until all other accommodation has been exhausted, and where such houses have been requisitioned I have no doubt that they would, where circumstances permit, give sympathetic consideration to applications from owners who wished to resume occupation.