HC Deb 27 July 1944 vol 402 cc866-7
32. Sir Waldron Smithers

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that, due to the change over to motor cars, there are many stables with lofts over them in private ownership which are at present unused and which with proper expenditure could be converted into dwelling flats conforming in all ways to building by-laws; and whether he will arrange that the subsidy for private enterprise in housing will ensure a grant being available in respect of houses resulting from conversion of existing buildings.

The Minister of Health (Mr. Willink)

I can assure my hon. Friend that the potentialities of conversions of old properties are not being overlooked.

Sir W. Smithers

Does the Minister realise that there is a great deal of accommodation of this sort which could be used? Will he give the matter his serious consideration?

Mr. Willink

Certainly, Sir.