§ 29. Mr. Wakefield
asked the Minister of Health whether private enterprise, in their plans for post-war housing, should proceed on the assumption that there will be a Government subsidy similar to that granted to local authorities?
§ Mr. E. Brown
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply, of which I am sending him a copy, which I gave on 1st July to a Question on this subject by my hon. 2242 Friend the Member for Southampton (Mr. Craven-Ellis).
§ Mr. Craven-Ellis
What is the underlying motive of subsidising local authorities and placing them in a more favourable position than private enterprise?
§ Mr. Evelyn Walkden
Could the right hon. Gentleman not tell the House whether he is seriously considering offering building subsidies to private enterprise?
§ Mr. Wakefield
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether that means that the amount of subsidy given to local authorities is the measure of their inefficiency for building houses compared with private enterprise?