HC Deb 11 May 1944 vol 399 cc2068-9
21. Sir Leonard Lyle

asked the Minister of Health, in view of the statement in circular 49/44, that all war damage repairs should be completed, so far as practicable, by local authorities by the end of the current year, what approximate estimate exists of the houses which will be thus dealt with.

Mr. Willink

I have asked local authorities to furnish estimates of the work. When I receive these estimates, the preparation of which will involve a considerable amount of surveying in some areas, I will communicate with my hon. Friend.

Lieut.-Colonel Dower

Will my right hon. and learned Friend give instructions to the local authorities to grant more readily and more speedily these certificates so that many other houses can be repaired as well?

Mr. Willink

I will take note of what my hon. and gallant Friend says.