HC Deb 07 March 1946 vol 420 c116W
Mr. Orbach

asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider giving local authorities power to require the registration of all vacant housing accommodation, in order that effective use may be made of the lists of overcrowded or badly-housed people in their areas.

Mr. Bevan

Local authorities generally have reliable information about unoccupied houses and I do not think that arrangements for compulsory registration are necessary.