§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Minister of Health whether he has received a copy of a resolution passed by the housing sub-committee of the Hull 2466W City Council, calling for the Government to make such arrangements as will secure that house building will have a prior claim upon the building materials of the country; that in their opinion the three years' limit within which the housing schemes of local authorities must be completed to qualify for the Government subsidy is quite inadequate, and calls upon the Government to extend the time limit to five years; and what action he contemplates?
§ Dr. ADDISON
I have received a copy of the resolution referred to. As regards the first part of the question I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply given on Thursday last to the hon. Member for Hammersmith. As regards the second part of the question I am unable to hold out any hope that the period during which assisted housing schemes must be completed can be extended.