74. Major GREAME
asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the serious shortage of houses and the delay in building, he will arrange with the Ministry of Munitions for the temporary leasing of unoccupied huts until such time as the local housing schemes have been completed?
§ Colonel SANDERS (Lord of the Treasury)
Arrangements have been made under which local authorities will be able to purchase huts for housing purposes at a discount of 33⅓ per cent., and the hostels provided by the Ministry of Munitions have been placed at the disposal of the Ministry of Health to be leased to local authorities desiring to use them for temporary housing accommodation. The question of leasing to local authorities military huts which might, without removal, be used for temporary housing is under consideration. As stated in reply to previous questions, a scheme for the utilisation of temporary buildings will, rank for financial assistance as part of the housing scheme of a local authority.
§ Mr. D. HERBERT
Will similar privileges be given in the case of soldiers' organisations to obtain them?