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.
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?