HC Deb 20 March 1951 vol 485 c2281
23. Mr. Shepherd

asked the Minister of Works if he is aware of the disadvantages associated with the building-lessor scheme; and if it is his intention to bring this to an end.

The Minister of Works (Mr. Stokes)

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Accrington (Mr. H. Hynd) on 19th February.

Mr. Shepherd

Can the right hon. Gentleman give the information for which I asked—whether he proposes to cease these operations?

Mr. Stokes

If the hon. Member will study the reply, he will see that no more building-lessor schemes have been authorised. They were introduced in the first place to release as quickly as possible other requisitioned premises.