HC Deb 03 December 1919 vol 122 c383
31. Captain R. TERRELL

asked the Minister of Health whether he is taking any action in respect of the proposals for the construction of concrete cottages which are being submitted to him?

The PAYMASTER-GENERAL (Sir Tudor Walters—for Dr. Addison)

Yes, Sir. An expert committee appointed by me to consider and report on the questions of standardisation and methods of construction in house building have approved twenty-five different methods of building cottages in concrete, and I am urging local authorities to adopt concrete construction where suitable materials are available. Tenders for some 400 concrete houses have been approved by my Department, and a number of other proposals for the erection of houses to be constructed of concrete are included among the house plans which have been approved but which have not yet reached the stage of tenders.

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