§ 92. Mrs. Middleton
asked the Minister of Health whether he is prepared to delegate his powers of requisitioning house property to the local authorities in all heavily war damaged areas; and in such other areas where there is an acute housing need.
§ Mr. Bevan
I cannot see my way to delegate general powers of requisitioning, but I am prepared to consider applications for delegations in respect of individual properties in the light of the circumstances of each case. I would, however, remind my hon. Friend that there may be preferable alternatives to requisitioning; for instance, acquisition by the local authorities.