HC Deb 19 January 1977 vol 924 c201W
Dr. Glyn

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what advice he will give to enable local authorities to give priority to rehousing those leaving the forces; and what financial provision is being made to assist such local authorities.

Mr. Armstrong

Our Circular 54/75, issued in June 1975, asked housing authorities to accept applications for housing from those leaving the services without requiring them to satisfy tests such as residential qualifications and to consider applications solely on the basis of housing need. I do not consider special financial assistance would be appropriate.