HC Deb 28 March 1946 vol 421 cc565-6
46. Mr. Garry Alliģhan

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the changed circumstances occasioned by the additional Departmental responsibilities associated with the National Health Scheme, he will now consider relieving the Ministry of Health of the task of directing the national housing campaign and creating a Ministry of Housing, armed with overriding authority, to coordinate the relevant work of all Departments concerned.

The Prime Minister

No, Sir.

Mr. Alliģhan

Is the Prime Minister completely satisfied that the Minister has sufficient powers to insist on other Ministries keeping up with the rather rapid rate of progress in housing?

The Prime Minister

There is full cooperation between the Ministries.

Mr. Spence

May I ask the Prime Minister whether he is aware that he has a mandate for making this change?