HC Deb 14 June 1920 vol 130 cc917-8W

asked the Minister of Health on what date the proposals of the Manchester Building Guild came before the Ministry; if a settlement has yet been arrived at between the Ministry and the Guild: and whether he will indicate generally the condition on which proposals from similar organisations in other places will be approved by the Ministry?


Outline proposals for the building of houses by a building guild which had been tentatively submitted to the Manchester Corporation were discussed with representatives of the Guild Committee in January last. A company named the Building Guild, Limited, has since been registered, and concrete pro- posals were made by them on the 2nd June which, after some amendment, have been agreed to by the Ministry of Health so far as they are concerned. It is understood that it is proposed that the Building Guild shall be a national body, but if separate building guilds were formed similar proposals by them for the erection of houses would be approved.