HC Deb 19 June 1947 vol 438 cc237-8W
68 and 69. Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Minister of Health (1) if he is aware of the number of big houses advertised in Middlesex for sale by auction; and if he will advise the local authorities in. the areas concerned to requisition these premises for the rehousing of homeless people forthwith;

(2) if he is aware of the resentment felt by workers in the Upton-West Ham area, urgently in need of housing accommodation, at the number of houses for sale with vacant possession now being advertised at prices beyond their means; and what action he proposes to take to make all vacant houses available to those in most need.

Mr. Bevan

Local authorities are fully aware of their powers to requisition unoccupied houses.

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