HC Deb 16 July 1965 vol 716 c126W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will take steps to institute a register of all large, unused properties with a view to their possible use for the temporary housing of homeless families, and other social purposes.

Mr. MacColl

Local authorities are usually well informed about the existence of such properties and are alive to the possibilities of using them for public purposes. In so far as they might be used for housing purposes, local authorities would not require further powers in order to trace and list them.