HC Deb 29 January 1948 vol 446 c186W
125. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Minister of Health, in view of the continued housing shortage, particularly for small families and ex-Service men, whether he will authorise local authorities to requisition flats, floor areas and single rooms, which often remain empty for long periods in order to secure more rent, in premises not occupied by the owner or landlord.

Mr. Bevan

The powers which I have already delegated to the clerks of local authorities enable them to requisition unoccupied self-contained flats. I am prepared to consider applications for special delegations in appropriate cases in respect of unoccupied parts of premises.

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