HC Deb 17 March 1919 vol 113 c1732



asked the President of the Local Government Board whether the Wednesbury Town Council have secured a site of 30 acres for the erection of 300 houses; whether the erection of these urgently-needed houses is being delayed owing to lack of materials; whether these materials can now be sup plied, and at what prices; whether the Board is continually issuing new Regulations which militate against the successful prosecution of these local housing schemes; and whether he will speed up the machinery whereby the sanction of the Board can be secured, and thereby facilitate the development of such local housing schemes?


I think the hon. Member must have been misinformed. No housing scheme has been submitted to the Local Government Board by the town council named, and I am not aware that they have prepared such a scheme. I should be glad if the hon. Member can use his influence with the council so as to expedite the provision of houses. Arrangements have been made by the Director of Building Material Supplies of the Ministry of Munitions for the supply of materials for housing schemes, and there is no reason for delay on the part of the council on this account.