§ 58. Mr. Hannah
asked the Minister of Health whether he has made any inquiries into the possibility of using permanent wooden houses on the Canadian model after the war to help relieve the short-age?
§ Miss Horsbrugh
I can assure my hon. Friend that the possibilities of timber houses and of other alternative forms of construction for use after the war are being carefully examined by the Interdepartmental Committee under the Chairmanship of Sir George Burt.
§ Mr. Hannah
Would not timber houses make a rather good relief in appearance from the eternal brick ones, and is the House aware that there are extremely comfortable timber houses more than 100 years old in Canada and the U.S.A.?
§ Earl Winterton
Could the hon. Lady say what steps her Department are taking to get into communication with the War Office, who at this moment are demolishing a large number of very large and commodious huts which are superior to the new cottages being built? Are any steps being taken by her Department to acquire them?