April 28, 1944 (19th Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. J. L. RALSTON (Acting Prime Minister):

I should like to make a brief statement with regard to the matter of housing which is forecast in the speech from the throne. An announcement will be made in due course regarding the scope and the purpose of the programme, but I want to say now that it is proposed that the measure will be wide enough to include special provision for houses which may be required to accommodate dependents of members of the forces for whom housing accommodation is not otherwise available. It is expected that this particular class of house will be dealt with along the lines of the procedure adopted concerning houses built under the Wartime Housing Act, certain of which were, in special instances, allotted to city and municipal authorities to be administered by them for the relief of dependents of members of the forces urgently in need of housing accommodation.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   DEPENDENTS OF MEMBERS OF ARMED FORCES
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