§ Mr. Williamson
asked the Minister of Health if he will consider the possibility of using disused military camps and hutments for the temporary accommodation of families in urgent need of housing; and if the appropriate local authorities could be authorised to control such camps and allocate necessitous cases.
§ Mr. Key
Arrangements already exist whereby surplus Government property, including Service camps and hutments, can be made available to local authorities for housing purposes. I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of a Circular which has been issued to authorities on the subject. The management and allocation of the dwellings is in the hands of the local authorities.