HC Deb 22 March 1945 vol 409 c990
62. Mr. Bossom

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning how many local authorities have to submit their layouts to him for approval; how many have done so; and how many have so far been approved for the first two years' post-war housing.

Mr. W. S. Morrison

Local authorities are required to submit their proposals for the lay-out of housing estates, not to me but to my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health, who consults me in regard to the principles to be observed. I understand that up to 1st March, 1945, 4,986 sites, for 314,893 houses, and detailed lay-outs covering 78,000 houses have been approved for the first two years' post-war programme.

Mr. Shinfwell

Apart from answering occasional Questions in the House and dealing with a few trifling matters, what else is the right hon. Gentleman doing in this Department?

Mr. Morrison

That is a matter which can be raised more appropriately on another Parliamentary occasion. It is quite impossible to answer it at Question Time; it is such a long story.