§ 41. Captain WATERHOUSE
asked the Minister of Health if he will have Returns made to show the number of building trade operatives employed from time to time on work under the Housing Acts, 1923 and 1924?
I had previously considered the question of obtaining Returns on the lines suggested by the hon. and gallant Member. I find that such Returns would involve considerable labour in regard to local authorities' schemes and would be incomplete owing to the impracticability of obtaining statistics of men employed on private enterprise work. I am afraid, therefore, that it will not be possible to adopt the suggestion.