HC Deb 15 March 1945 vol 409 c404W
Mr. J. Duģdale

asked the Minister of Health whether he will empower local authorities to requisition unoccupied dwelling-houses for letting to persons housed in unsatisfactory conditions without previous consultation with the owners or tenants.

Mr. Willink

No, Sir. The object of the present procedure is to give owners or previous tenants the opportunity of reoccupying or re-letting the premises, and I consider that it is not unreasonable that this should be afforded to them.