Mr. Rostron Duckworth
asked the Minister of Health what is the policy of his Department regarding the demolition of habitable property in war time; and whether he is aware that a great deal of this is being done unnecessarily?
§ Mr. E. Brown
In Circular 1866 which was issued to local authorities in September, 1939, the then Minister, stated that it was clearly desirable that the existing supply of accommodation should not be diminished: that remains the policy of my Department. The answer to the second part of the Question is "No," but I shall be glad to investigate any cases which my hon. Friend cares to bring to my notice.