HC Deb 03 August 1944 vol 402 c1628W
Commander Locker-Lampson

asked the Minister of Health if he will introduce legislation to empower him to issue a standstill order so that tenants in reception areas, with young children, and who have had notices to quit as a result of the invalidity of their agreement under the term "The Duration of War," shall not be compelled to return to London during the present state of emergency evacuation.

Mr. Willink

My hon. and gallant Friend will be aware of the proposals in the Validation of War-time Leases Bill regarding tenancies of this kind, and I am not clear what form of Order he has in mind. I see, however, no grounds for any action of this kind. Any woman with young children whose normal place of residence is in an area from which evacuation is being operated is entitled to be officially accommodated in a reception area under the Government Evacuation Scheme.