HC Deb 15 December 1949 vol 470 c304W
72. Mr. John Morrison

asked the Minister of Health how many persons are accommodated in England in huts or temporary accommodation, built for wartime purposes only, and under the control of local authorities; and what steps are being taken to make this accommodation weather proof in those cases in which such maintenance is the responsibility of his Department.

Mr. Bevan

Eighty-two thousand one hundred and seventy-nine persons in England and Wales were, at the end of October this year, living in these huts. The local authorities will continue to take all practicable measures, with the consent where necessary of my Department, to maintain the huts in an adequate state of repair.

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