HC Deb 22 October 1946 vol 427 c1465
41. Brigadier Low

asked the Secretary of State for War how many prefabricated houses he has ordered for the families of soldiers serving in the United Kingdom; how many he plans to order in the next six months; and when he expects them to be ready for occupation.

Mr. Bellenger

There are none in the current year's building programme. It is planned to include permanent prefabricated houses in next year's programme, but the numbers and type are not yet finally decided on.

Brigadier Low

Does the right hon. Gentleman consider that the number of houses provided for the families of soldiers is sufficient? Ought he not in the past year to have made use of the expanding supply of temporary houses?

Mr. Bellenger

We have done something in that matter. We have converted some of the existing accommodation which we already have in the Army, and we think that has helped not only our own people, but civilians as well.