§ Captain ORMSBY-GORE
asked the Minister of Health how many house-plans to be constructed of concrete or wood have been approved by him under the new Housing Act?
§ Mr. HIGHAM
asked the Minister of Health if he is in a position to state how many wooden houses have so far been erected in the United Kingdom under the rehousing scheme and how many he anticipates building in the near future?
§ Dr. ADDISON
Tenders have been approved for 282 houses to be constructed of concrete and a number of other proposals for the erection of concrete houses are included among the house-plans which have been approved but have not yet reached the stage of tenders. Apart from the proposals for the adaptation of Army huts for housing purposes, no plans for the construction of wooden houses have yet been formally submitted by local authorities, although a few local authorities have recently made inquiries. Plans for typical wooden houses erected by private enterprise have, however, been approved.