HC Deb 10 October 1946 vol 427 cc335-6
16. Mr. Anthony Nutting

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that Syston Parish Council, Leicestershire, have received about 130 applications for housing accommodation, but see no prospect of any permanent houses being built this year; and what steps he intends to take to remedy this position.

The Minister of Health (Mr. Aneurin Bevan)

Contracts have been let for 66 permanent houses on two sites in Syston parish, and I understand that it is hoped that 40 will be completed by the end of the year. Work on 34 temporary houses is also about to be commenced. My Department will give all possible help to expedite the completion of these schemes.

Mr. Nutting

Can the Minister say how many he hopes to complete before the end of the year and how many will be built by private enterprise?

Mr. Bevan

That information has not been asked for. The hon. Member has already stated the position quite inaccurately in his Question, and he may put down another Question with similar inaccuracy.

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