HC Deb 11 March 1958 vol 584 c36W
88. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs, in view of the evidence that in many localities temporary accommodation for evicted and homeless families is completely occupied, what advice or recommendations he has given to local authorities to secure further accommodation for this purpose.

Mr. H. Brooke

By circular I have reminded local authorities of their powers to make advances for house purchase, and I hope they will use them to the fullest extent possible. I have also suggested to authorities other ways in which they can give special help to old people who are the most likely to find difficulty in getting the accommodation they need. I am sending the hon. Member copies of the relevant circulars.