HC Deb 06 March 1947 vol 434 c105W
117. Brigadier Low

asked the Minister of Health whether he will alter his regulations to allow local authorities to sell houses to any applicant who wishes to own his home, provided that, as a result, no such applicant becomes entitled to occupation of a local authority house earlier than he would have become so entitled under the present regulations.

Mr. J. Edwards

I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to Section 79 of the Housing Act, 1936. In present circumstances I think that as many houses as possible should be kept available for letting by local authorities.