HC Deb 28 October 1952 vol 505 c1711
18. Mr. Edward Davies

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how many houses are being built for sale since the increased allocation allowed under private licence.

Mr. H. Macmillan

The available information is published in the Quarterly Housing Returns.

Mr. Davies

But cannot the Minister give us some more information than is contained in the document to which he referred? Is he satisfied that with the present prices there is any solution to the housing programme by making houses available for sale when, in fact, most people who want houses cannot buy them at the present time?

Mr. Macmillan

I have to be very careful about giving information which is not due until the Housing Returns. I am apt to get into trouble if I do. The next Housing Returns will be submitted to Parliament on the appropriate date of 5th November.