§ 48. Mr. FRANKLIN
asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the economic views of the Minister of Health on housing, as set out in the "New Age"; whether these views represent the opinion of the Government; and whether he will arrange that the Chancellor of the Exchequer will be in attendance on committees to explain their 208 application, in the same way as the legal advisers to the Government are present to explain legal difficulties?
§ Mr. CLYNES
I assume that the hon. Member is referring to an interview in "The New Leader," in which, so far as I can see, my right hon. Friend did no more than supply a number of quite definite facts and figures, for the understanding of which the presence of the Chancellor of the Exchequer does not appear to be necessary.
§ Mr. FRANKLIN
Owing to the unsatisfactory nature of the reply, I beg to give notice that I shall raise this matter on the Committee stage of the Bill.
§ Sir K. WOOD
Will the right hon. Gentleman ascertain from the Minister of Health why he is expressing these sentiments at the same time as he is about to make an appeal to the local authorities and private persons to let him have money to get on with housing?