§ 41. Mr. Frankel
asked the Minister of Works what has been the cost of building the prototype of Portal type prefabricated houses; the cost of advertising them; and the cost of showing them to interested people and the public generally.
§ Mr. Sandys
The experimental work, together with the construction and exhibition of prototypes and mock-ups of the pressed steel bungalow, has cost very approximately £80,000. No expenditure has been incurred in advertisement.
§ Mr. Frankel
Is it not a fact that, in view of this important change, £80,000 has been absolutely wasted?