HC Deb 03 August 1944 vol 402 cc1578-9
18. Mr. J. J. Lawson

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that in Circular 14/44, issued to local authorities in respect to housing, there is no provision for methods of road construction other than by the use of concrete, thus apparently prohibiting the use of tarmacadam and penalising the coal-producing areas; and whether he will make the same arrangements for specifications covering the use of tarmacadam as has been done for concrete and indicate that the method of road construction adopted will be left to the discretion of the local authority.

Mr. Willink

Yes, Sir. On my invitation the Institution of Municipal and County Engineers have kindly undertaken to prepare a model specification for the use of tarmacadam similar to that prepared for the use of concrete, and when it is available I will issue it to local authorities for their guidance.

Mr. Lawson

Will tarmacadam rank for grant in the same way as concrete?

Mr. Willink

Yes, Sir.