§ 55. Mr. John E. Haire
asked the Minister of Health if he will instruct local authorities not to include private building licences granted for agricultural purposes in the normal ratio of licences for private building.
§ Mr. Bevan
The discretion given to local authorities to issue licences up to one-fifth of their allocation is the utmost concession that can be made at this time consistently with the housing policy of 439 the Government that houses should be available at reasonable rents to those in the greatest need.
§ Mr. Baldwin
Is the Minister aware that it is not only private houses, but houses for agricultural workers that are held up, in the submission of schemes by councils, before they can get past the various authorities?