§ 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.