HC Deb 24 February 1927 vol 202 c1913

asked the Minister of Health on what grounds he has refused his sanction to the last housing scheme passed by the Wisbech Borough Council?


Proposals for the erection of 36 houses were submitted by the town council on the 15th ultimo. The average cost per house was a high one, having regard to the small area of the proposed houses. I approved eight of these houses on the 10th instant, in order to enable the present housing scheme of the council to be completed, but as regards the remaining 28 the council were advised to negotiate for revised prices. The contractors have agreed to construct houses with a larger area for the same price, and my approval to these 28 houses was given on the 19th instant.