HC Deb 02 June 1919 vol 116 c1714W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether arrangements will be made to place at the disposal of local authorities huts for temporary housing schemes to meet the requirements of demobilised Service men, the cost of such provision being regarded as part of a local housing scheme, and the Regulations against wooden dwelling-houses being suspended for the time being?


Arrangements have been made by the Disposal Board at the Ministry of Munitions whereby opportunities will be afforded to local authorities for the purchase of huts which may be notified by Departments from time to time as surplus to requirements. In districts where the need of immediate accommodation is urgent, the Local Government Board will be prepared to regard the provision of these huts as part of the local housing scheme. With regard to the last sentence of the question, a provision to this effect has been incorporated in the Housing Bill.

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