§ Mr. M. MacMillan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether modified types of prefabricated houses, suitable for rural areas, without electricity, are to be made available for the Highlands and Western Isles to meet the needs of returning ex-Service men for homes.
Prefabricated temporary houses have been designed primarily to meet the urgent housing needs of urban areas, and local authorities in Scotland have been advised that the houses are not suitable for areas in which supplies of electricity are not available. I am informed by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Works that the modification of the houses, so as to be suitable for districts without electricity, is not at present contemplated. But the application of prefabrication to permanent housing in areas without electricity is being considered.