HC Deb 18 March 1952 vol 497 c199W
Mr. H. Butler

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he is aware that the Hackney Borough Council undertook to re-house a number of families from Marlborough Court, by arrangement with officers of his Department, who undertook to arrange the rehousing of the remainder of ex-Hackney families, and that, whilst the Hackney Borough Council have honoured this arrangement, his Department have failed in their undertaking; and what steps he now proposes to take to re-house these people.

Mr. H. Macmillan

My Department have not failed in their undertakings. Offers of alternative accommodation have been made but refused. The accommodation is being held in the hope that the people will change their minds.