§ Mr. Hynd
asked the Minister of Health when he will be in a position to make an announcement regarding the Government's intentions concerning subsidies for non-temporary houses which many local authorities are desirous of building; and whether he is aware that local housing schemes are being held up pending such an announcement.
§ Mr. Willink
I cannot yet make an announcement regarding the terms and conditions of subsidy in respect of permanent houses, since these are still under discussion with representatives of local authority associations. There is no reason why local authorities should hold up the preparation of housing schemes pending such an announcement.