§ Mr. WINDSOR
asked the Minister of Health if any local authority has made an application to him for any new type of house, other than the Weir house, either for demonstration or for other purposes; and will particulars be given?
Arrangements are being made for the erection by local authorities for demonstration purposes of houses of the Telford, Wild and Atholl 1547W types, in addition to the Weir type. As regards new methods of building in general, it rests with local authorities to approve them for purposes of subsidy, and they are only required to obtain my approval in cases where the method of construction is not one for which a 60 years' loan would normally be allowed. Considerable numbers of houses are being built by local authorities, or with the aid of subsidy, by many methods other than ordinary brick construction, and I am proposing to obtain some statistics on this matter in connection with future returns from local authorities.