HC Deb 27 April 1948 vol 450 c23W
23. Mr. J. L. Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the requisitioning powers which he intends to exercise where necessary, to prevent the arbitrary eviction of shop tenants, will be applied so as to give similar protection to tenants of other business premises.

Mr. Woodburn

I have informed local authorities that I am prepared to consider the requisitioning of shop premises where the eviction of the tenant would interfere with essential supplies and services. The question of other business premises is a matter for the President of the Board of Trade.

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