HC Deb 30 October 1956 vol 558 c116W
26. Brigadier Clarke

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he is aware that Service cities and towns have given valuable assistance to Service personnel in their housing problems for which they have received little assistance in return ; and if he will seek powers to give local authorities in such cities and towns the special financial assistance necessary to rehouse Service personnel.

Mr. Powell

My right hon. Friend appreciates the work done by these local authorities in housing ex-Service men. As was explained in the debates on the Housing Subsidies Act, local authorities should be able to build for this and similar purposes without special help ; but any authority who consider that they fulfil the conditions for special help under Section 5 of that Act are entitled to apply for it.