HC Deb 28 March 1946 vol 421 c547
18. Mr. Anthony Nuttinģ

asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider granting a subsidy to building institutions, such as the Anchor Tennants, Ltd., of Humberstone, Leicester, to enable them to contribute to the solution of local housing shortages.

Mr. Bevan

As I stated in the Debate on 12th:larch, I am prepared to approve arrangements made by a local authority with a housing association under Section 94 of the Housing Act, 1936, where I am satisfied that the association can usefully supplement the local authority's own programme. In that case the association will receive the same Exchequer assistance as a local authority.

Mr. Nuttinģ

That does not quite answer the question. I asked whether the Minister would be prepared to consider giving a subsidy to such non-profit making bodies as this. Is he prepared to do that, or is he not?

Mr. Bevan

If these persons or bodies do not come within the definition of "housing association" the answer is "No."