§ 55. Mr. GIBBINS
asked the Minister of Health whether he will give the latest figures showing how many houses are required to meet the present shortage?
§ Sir K. WOOD
Reliable figures as to the present shortage of houses are not available. I may mention, however, that the present annual rate of house construction is, in my right hon. Friend's opinion, very much in excess of the normal annual requirements, and considerable progress is therefore being made towards overtaking arrears.