§ Sir F. Fremantle
asked the Minister of Health whether he will make a statement as to preparations now being made for both early and long-term urban and rural housing?
§ Mr. E. Brown
As my hon Friend knows, my Central Housing Advisory Committee are actively engaged in considering these matters and have appointed a number of sub-committees to examine particular aspects and to make recommendations. At the same time discussions are taking place with local authorities on the basis of preparations by them to ensure that as soon as labour and materials are available they will be able to make an immediate start with an instalment of their programme.