HC Deb 06 August 1942 vol 382 cc1210-1W
Mr. Keeling

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that although six weeks have passed since the Member for Twickenham sent him for investigation, at his invitation, two cases of men invalided from the services who are unable to find accommodation in their home areas, no reply has been received; and whether he will again consider the suggestion that houses kept empty for use after air-raids shall be available for war veterans unless other accommodation can be found for them?

Mr. E. Brown

I can assure my hon. Friend that we have not been idle during the period he mentions. I am glad to be able to inform him that as a result of our efforts a house has been found for one of the men to whom he refers, and the offer of a flat was communicated two days ago to the other man. I am frequently reviewing the question of the amount of accommodation held in reserve, but as my hon. Friend will appreciate, it would not be prudent to release all the houses in that reserve.