HC Deb 10 November 1942 vol 383 cc2289-90W
Sir P. Hurd

asked the Minister of Health in what circumstances materials will be released for reconditioning under the Housing (Rural Workers) Acts and for adding rooms to cottages in view of the increase of workers on the land for the food production campaign?

Mr. E. Brown

Where the local authority supports an application for assistance under the Acts and my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries recommends the proposed works as urgently necessary in the interests of wartime food production, approval is given, subject to all possible economies being effected in the use of controlled materials. An authorisation is then issued to ensure the release of these materials.