HC Deb 25 July 1946 vol 426 c41W
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.

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