§ Lieut. -Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Minister of Health how many schemes for building houses by new methods of construction, other than brick, have so far been sanctioned?
§ Sir K. WOOD
A return, unfortunately incomplete, obtained from local authorities at the beginning of the present month showed that arrangements had been made2240W for the erection by local authorities, or otherwise in subsidised schemes, of more than 9,000 houses in various forms of concrete or other new methods of construction. My right hon. Friend hopes that when the next return is obtained further information will be available as to the numbers of houses to be erected by other methods than brick construction. I may say that local authorities only require my right hon. Friend's specific approval to the adoption of a method, other than the ordinary method of construction, where the method proposed is not one for which a 60 years' loan would normally be allowed.