§ 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.