HC Deb 26 February 1952 vol 496 cc935-6
42. Sir Waldron Smithers

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if, in view of the housing shortage, he will take steps to stop large-scale building for Government offices and nationalised industries, particulars of which have been sent to him.

Mr. H. Macmillan

A general ban on new office building, including offices for Government Departments and the nationalised industries, has been in force since June, 1951.

Sir W. Smithers

Will my right hon. Friend convey the idea of this Question to the Minister of Works and realise that homes are more important for people than for bureaucrats?

Mr. Macmillan

Yes, Sir, that is the object of the ban.