HC Deb 01 April 1958 vol 585 cc104-5W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he is aware that, in areas such as West Ham, which suffered severe damage in the last war, there are still thousands of applicants on the urgent priority waiting list for housing accommodation; and whether, as the West Ham Council's problem of housing these applicants will be further aggravated in October next due to the evictions under the Rent Act, 1957, he will take some action to assist the West Ham Council to overcome their special housing problem.

Mr. H. Brooke

I have no reason to suppose that the number of decontrolled tenants likely to seek fresh accommodation will have any significant effect on the housing position in West Ham.