HC Deb 16 December 1948 vol 459 c1370
33. Mr. David Renton

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that delay in the delivery of water pipes is holding up the completion of four council houses at Ramsey Heights, Hunts, which would otherwise have been ready for occupation last July; and what steps he will take to expedite the delivery of these pipes.

Mr. Bevan

Yes, Sir. Officers of my Department are in touch with the makers and are endeavouring to hasten delivery of the pipes.

Mr. Renton

Can the Minister explain why such a small item should be held up and cause such long delay?

Mr. Bevan

Partly because the local authority was late in ordering the pipes.