HC Deb 10 December 1942 vol 385 c1684
24. Major-General Sir Alfred Knox

asked the Minister of Health whether he has now come to any decision as to the steps he is prepared to take in order to alleviate the shortage of houses at Slough?

Mr. E. Brown

No, Sir, but the difficulties to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers have been, and are still being, discussed by my officers with the local authority directly concerned and the authorities of adjoining areas. I can assure my hon. and gallant Friend that I have not overlooked my promise to discuss the whole question with him as soon as my inquiries have been completed.

Sir A. Knox

Will the right hon. Gentleman give a date upon which he will discuss this matter? The position is very urgent in Slough. It is appalling how the workers are overcrowded.

Mr. Brown

I am hoping to see my hon. and gallant Friend quite soon.

Mr. George Griffiths

Will the right hon. Gentleman also see what can be done about the Yorkshire people?