HC Deb 01 February 1955 vol 536 cc895-6
27. Mr. Brooman-White

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the present position in the establishment of background heating for temporary aluminium houses in Lanarkshire; and, in particular, when further progress may be expected at the Mill Road scheme.

Commander Galbraith

My right hon. Friend has authorised the installation of background heating in 189 of these houses, of which 31 are at Mill Road, Cambuslang. This method of heating has not proved as successful as was hoped in remedying condensation. The Department of Health for Scotland is, however, examining alternative methods.

Mr. Brooman-White

Is it still the policy of the Government that all houses structurally suitable for this type of heating should have it?

Commander Galbraith

The position generally is that where this type of heating is suitable it is installed.

Mr. Steele

The investigation into this form of heating has been going on for many years. Can the Minister now tell us if he has any information as to how many houses are involved in relation to the total number of aluminium houses built?

Commander Galbraith

No, Sir. Without notice I cannot give the hon. Member that information.