HC Deb 15 December 1949 vol 470 c306W
109. Mr. Driberg

asked the Minister of Health if he has considered the evidence submitted to him of the imposition of a colour bar in the allocation of houses by a local authority; and if, without otherwise limiting the discretion of local authorities, he will introduce legislation to enable him to ensure that there shall be no racial discrimination against applicants for council houses who are qualified by need.

Mr. Bevan

Yes. Housing authorities generally have been recommended to allocate their houses according to need. I am assured that the particular authority my hon. Friend has in mind intend to consider all applications on the same basis without discrimination.