HC Deb 17 October 1946 vol 427 c1035
13. Mr. Sidney Shephard

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that, although the Bingham Rural District Council decided in February, 1945, to build 70 houses in the parish of Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottingham, no building work has yet been commenced; and what steps he proposes to take to see that the work is begun without further delay.

Mr. Bevan

My regional architects have recently conferred with the council's architects, and it is expected that the council will submit lay-out and house plans to my Department shortly. Subject to these being satisfactory, the council will be authorised to go to tender. I hope that the scheme will now proceed expeditiously.

Mr. Shephard

Is the Minister aware that although, as he agrees, building of any houses in this parish has not yet commenced, the local authority refused to grant any licences for private building? How does that fit in with his four to one concession?

Mr. Bevan

Because it may be that houses are being built in neighbouring parishes, using labour.

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