§ Mr. Riley
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what plans have the Government of Palestine for meeting the serious housing shortage which has arisen, as revealed by the Palestine Economic Advisory Council; and whether the recommendations of the Council to relieve the shortage of houses are being acted upon.
§ Colonel Stanley
During recent months releases have been granted by the Government of Palestine of cement and other controlled materials to enable the completion of half-finished houses and, where Government approval has been given, the erection of small houses. Recently it has been possible to release materials more freely to permit construction at the rate of 1,000 rooms a month.