HC Deb 20 April 1950 vol 474 c305
31. Mr. Logan

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the serious shortage of houses in Liverpool and if he would be prepared to have a conference with the Liverpool housing authorities to find ways and means to get rid of this shortage.

Mr. Bevan

My principal regional officer is in close touch with representatives of the council and will give all practicable assistance to them in expediting their housing programme.

Mr. Logan

Is the Minister aware that the position is becoming very deplorable in the city of Liverpool and that I am asking for this conference because we are not satisfied about the housing question in the city? Is he aware that we should like some stimulation introduced to get things going more speedily?

Mr. Bevan

As my hon. Friend knows, the Liverpool authority were given permission by me to build more houses than, in fact, they did build. I think the rate of completions has been expedited in recent years, but if I can give any help I shall be very pleased to give it

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