§ 56. Mr. E. Smith
asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been directed to the statement made by the medical officer for Stoke-on-Trent, at a Ministry of Health inquiry on 29th March, 1938, in particular, that the city required 9,000 houses to meet the needs of the people; and, if so, will he take steps to expedite the provision of houses in the area?
§ Sir K. Wood
My attention has been drawn to this statement. The question of the provision of houses for the city under the Housing Acts is, in the first instance, one for the town council, but I can assure the hon. Member that any proposals which they put before me are dealt with as sympathetically and expeditiously as possible.