HC Deb 19 November 1959 vol 613 cc163-4W
Mr. Chataway

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he

and if he will give a list showing the subjects which have thus been dealt with and the names of the chairmen so appointed.

The Attorney-General

There have been 21 such appointments since 1955. They were:

is satisfied that adequate arrangements have been made in all the Metropolitan boroughs to ensure that no families become trespassers when requisitioning powers cease on 31st March, 1960; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. H. Brooke

I am watching very carefully the progress of derequisitioning in all parts of the country. Nearly all housing authorities who have not already finished the job are well on the way to doing so by the end of next March. If there are a few Metropolitan borough councils who are not confident of ending requisitioning by then, they should immediately redouble their efforts. Meanwhile I would repeat what authorities were told as long ago as April, 1957, that the Exchequer grants provided for by Sections 10 and 11 of the Act of 1955 will only be paid towards expenditure to which a council properly committed themselves before 31st March. 1960.

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