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.