HC Deb 11 May 1950 vol 475 c547
12. Mr. J. H. Hare

asked the Minister of Health what action he proposes to take to meet the criticisms of the Working Party's Report on Building, in so far as these criticisms apply to his responsibilities for the supervision of house building in England and Wales.

Mr. Bevan

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 8th May by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Works.

Mr. Hare

Is not the right hon. Gentleman aware that the vast majority of the people of this country consider that he has been responsible for the housing programme since 1945, and as this Report contains the most scathing indictment of his housing policy will he not say what he intends to do to try to implement some of the recommendations of the Report?

Mr. Bevan

Those of the recommendations which fall to be considered by my Department are being considered now. As to the other point made by the hon. Gentleman, it was an indictment of private enterprise in the building industry.