HC Deb 19 November 1919 vol 121 c911
54. Sir S. HOARE

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether the slow progress in housing was largely caused by labour shortage; whether such shortage was due to labour being used for luxury building; and whether he would consider the advisability either of licensing all building or of rationing material, in order to ensure that the nation's labour power was used to the best advantage in the national interest?


I think that the considerations raised in this question can be best dealt with in the discussion on Friday.