HC Deb 19 December 1946 vol 431 cc2172-3
93. Mr. Charles Smith

asked the Minister of Health whether it was upon direct instructions from his Department that the Lexden and Winstree Rural District Council suspended the issue of licences for house building; in which parishes this local authority has actually got houses in course of construction; how many there are in each parish named; and whether he is satisfied that the building capacity of this rural district area is being used to the full.

Mr. Bevan

As the answer includes a number of figures I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

I have asked the council not to issue more licences without my prior consent. The council have houses under construction in the following parishes: Boxted 2 houses, Copford 2, East Donyland 18, Messing 2, Stanway 2, Aldham 4, Ford-ham 6.

In addition there are 16 houses in approved tenders which have not yet been started and 17 more sites which have been approved. If there is any building capacity in the district which is not being used for housing I shall be glad to look into it.

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