§ 14. Mr. Turton
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the building of 580 houses at Rawcliffe, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, has been held up since July, 10,45, through an 1280 attempt by the Ministry of Civil Aviation to sterilise this area from building; and whether he will secure that these housing schemes may now proceed.
§ Mr. Turton
Does the Minister recall that this local authority wrote to him on 10th November last asking for his help, and is he aware that they have had no reply and no material assistance in consequence of that letter?
§ Mr. Bevan
The hon. Gentleman will understand that there is in these matters a very considerable difficulty, because the claims of civil aviation, which are developing and which are still uncertain, have to be set off against the claims of the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Health and other Departments. I agree entirely with the hon. Gentleman, and I am trying to get a solution to the difficulty.
§ Mr. Turton
As the right hon Gentleman is paying a visit to York City next week, will he go out to the site and look at it at first hand?
§ Lieut.-Colonel Byers
Can the right right. Gentleman say whether there is any machinery for co-ordinating these Departments in this matter?