HC Deb 04 July 1944 vol 401 cc980-1
2. Mr. Sloan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he will be in a position to state what subsidies will be paid to local authorities in respect of the Portal house; and what is likely to be the rent.

Mr. Johnston

I hope to be in a position to make a statement about the arrangements for the erection, management and finance of the emergency factory-made house in Scotland, in the course of the Debate on the Second Reading of the Scottish Housing Bill which will be pre- sented to the House this week, or upon some other occasion in the immediate future.

Mr. Kirkwood

Are we to understand that Scotland is to get 100,000 Portal houses? What proportion of these will be manufactured in Scotland?

Mr. Johnston

I cannot say how many we will get, but I have asked for 100,000. As to the proportion of the component parts which will be manufactured in Scotland, that is still a matter for discussion.