§ Mr. Peter Freeman
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that all Service men and women who have been married during the war and have not previously lived in the locality in which they wish to settle are unable to have their applications for a house accepted by any local authority because of no previous residential qualification; and will he consider what steps can be taken to remedy this anomaly.
§ Mr. Bevan
Local authorities were requested in Circular 109/45 of 18th June last to entertain applications from men in H.M. Forces for housing accommodation in districts in which they intended to take up employment, notwithstanding that they had no previous association with those districts. I have also recently asked local authorities generally to review their conditions in regard to residential qualification with a view to adaptation to present circumstances