HC Deb 12 April 1945 vol 409 c1961
15. Mr. McEntee

asked the Minister of Health if there is in England or Wales any association for building houses similar to the Scottish Housing Association which receives the support of the Scottish Department of Health.

Mr. Willink

No, Sir.

Mr. McEntee

In view of the very high appreciation that has been expressed of the Scottish Housing Association, will the right hon. and learned Gentleman consider forming some similar association now?

Mr. Willink

The functions of the Scottish Housing Association are, of course, somewhat special. They are now concentrating, I understand, on special types of houses of unconventional construction and we all know that the housing situation in Scotland when that Association was formed was, and still is, very difficult. At present I do not myself see any need for the formation of a general association covering the whole of England.