HC Deb 01 November 1945 vol 415 cc601-2
32 Mr. Maude

asked the Minister of Health whether is aware that the U.S. Naval Base, Countess Wear, Exeter, con- tains 100 huts which can be converted in a short time, and without much expenditure, into temporary houses; and whether, in view of the housing shortage in the bombed city of Exeter, he will take the necessary steps to ensure that this accommodation is used to secure additional temporary homes for the people.

Mr. Bevan

I am in consultation with my right hon. Friend the First Lord of the Admiralty with regard to the future use of this base, and will communicate with the hon. and learned Member.

Mr. Maude

Will the right hon. Gentleman give me supporting cover when I close the range with the First Lord of the Admiralty?

Mr. Bevan

I will give my hon. and learned Friend every support in every reasonable eventuality.