HC Deb 18 July 1946 vol 425 cc250-1W
74. Mr. Stubbs

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that a farmer at Kirby Bellars, Melton Mowbray, rents a house from the Melton and Belvoir Rural District Council to house a farm worker in his employment, uses it as a tied cottage and has secured from the Melton Mowbray Court an ejectment order and an order for possession within 28 days; and if he will investigate the case and take steps to prevent houses that are the property of local authorities from being treated as tied cottages

Mr. Bevan

Yes, Sir. The facts of this case have recently been brought to my notice. It is contrary to policy that council houses should be let in this way and I am in communication with the council on this case. I have no know- ledge of any other cases of this kind.

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