HC Deb 12 February 1942 vol 377 c1605W
Mr. Ness Edwards

asked the Minister of Health whether he can indicate the extent of the shortage of dwelling-houses in the Welsh regional area?

Mr. E. Brown

I regret that I cannot indicate with any precision the extent of the shortage at the present time, but my hon. Friend will appreciate that in any case it is not possible under present conditions to proceed with the erection of new houses unless they are required for urgent war purposes.