§ 86. Mr. Champion
asked the Minister of Health if he will investigate the circumstances in which The Hall, Barrow-on-Trent, Derbyshire, has been empty and, in particular, why no steps have been taken by the local authority to requisition the property for housing purposes.
§ Mr. Bevan
I am informed that this property is in a remote village where there is little or no demand for accommodation. Further, the property lacks essential amenities and heavy expenditure would be required to supply these. For these reasons the local authority have not so far proposed to requisition the property.