HC Deb 11 May 1950 vol 475 cc91-2W
118. Mr. Odey

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will refrain from evicting ex-Sergeant P. W. Jacobs and his family from the married quarters at Victoria Barracks, Beverley, until arrangements can be made for the provision of a council house by the local authority.

Mr. M. Stewart

The court order for possession of the quarter now occupied by Mr. Jacobs expires on 14th May, but there is no question of his immediate eviction. My right hon. Friend will consider his case on its merits when more information is available as to what assurance of re-housing the local authorities can give. Consideration must, however, also be given to the interests of serving soldiers who are deprived of the quarters to which they are entitled.