HC Deb 06 December 1944 vol 406 c540W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Works whether he will have immediate inquiry made into the conduct of the men employed on house repairs in West Wickham, details of which have been sent to him.

Mr. Sandys

Yes, Sir. Inquiries have been made and I am sending a full report on the matter to my hon. Friend.

Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Works whether the £10 limit of repairs can be applied in Hornchurch and other outer London areas so as to hasten forward repairs.

Mr. Sandys

The application of the £10 limit to heavily damaged areas adjoining the London Civil Defence Region is at present under discussion between my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health and representatives of some of the local authorities concerned. In this connection the position of Hornchurch is being considered.

Mr. Astor

asked the Minister of Works what is the number of bomb-damaged houses in London which have been repaired; and what is the number still awaiting repair.

Mr. Sandys

I should be grateful if my hon. Friend would await the detailed statement which I hope to make to-morrow.

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