HC Deb 22 October 1942 vol 383 cc2126-7W
Mr. MacLaren

asked the Minister of Health whether he will take advantage of the building labour which will soon become available to commence work on the completion of corporation housing schemes which were suspended owing to war demands?

Mr. E. Brown

The supply of materials as well as the availability of labour, must be borne in mind. I gladly assure my hon. Friend that as soon as labour and materials can be made available for the purpose, it will be my desire to approve of the completion by local authorities of their suspended housing schemes.

Mr. Rostron Duckworth

asked the Minister of Health whether any council houses now being built or finished are intended to be permanent; and whether their layout avoids the perpetuation of long monotonous rows of identical houses without reference to garden city planning?

Mr. Brown

The small numbers of houses how being built by local authorities for war workers are being provided for permanent occupation and conform to local planning requirements.