§ 17. Sir Patrick Hannon
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the delays which have taken place in Birmingham owing to the refusal of his Ministry to issue timber licences; that timber yards in Birmingham are stacked with timber suitable for housing; and if he will reconsider the situation of housing in Birmingham and issue the necessary timber licences.
§ Sir P. Hannon
Is the Minister really alive to the deplorable situation of re-housing in Birmingham, and will he give every possible facility to enable us to get rid of the miserable situation in which some people are living?
§ Mr. Shurmer
Is my right hon. Friend aware that the conditions operating in Birmingham are due to the bad administration before the war?
§ Sir Peter Macdonald
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that not only in Birmingham, but in other parts of the country, like the Isle of Wight, adequate supplies of timber and bricks are available, and yet licences are not issued so that they may be used?