51. Mr. W. F. MITCHELL
asked the Minister of Health what structural materials for the construction of houses can be used, respectively, under the Chamberlain proposals of 1923 and the Government proposals of the present year?
§ Mr. WHEATLEY
According to the circular to local authorities issued in connection with the Housing Act, 1923, the materials to be used for the construction of houses must be of good quality, such as is ordinarily specified by a local authority in a contract for workmen's houses; and the construction must be of a type for which a period of not less than 60 years would be allowed by the Minister of Health for the repayment of loan. Provision was, however, made for variation by special approval of the Minister. The question will be further considered when the time comes for the issue of a circular following on the present Housing Bill.