§ Mr. HENDERSON STEWART
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether any local authorities have recently submitted schemes for houses, schools and other buildings made of timber; whether the Department of Health has approved any such proposals; and whether he is prepared to consider the possibilities of wood construction?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
Only one definite proposal has been submitted to the Department of Health for Scotland since the beginning of this year for the erection of timber houses by local authorities. The scheme was not approved as the proposed site was unsuitable. I am, however, at present examining the possibilities of the use of timber construction in rural areas. A number of education authorities have submitted proposals for the erection of temporary or semi-permanent school buildings of wooden construction usually with brick or concrete foundations, which have been approved by the Scottish Education Department.