HC Deb 03 February 1944 vol 396 c1417W
Sir G. Shakespeare

asked the Minister of Health whether he will now sanction applications from housing authorities for the completion of houses started before the outbreak of war but which have not progressed beyond the first-floor level.

Mr. Willink

I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of a circular I have just issued to local authorities permitting expenditure up to extended limits on, amongst other things, the completion of unfinished houses.

Lieut.-Colonel Dower

asked the Minister of Health whether the increased expenditure available for local authorities to spend on repairing, converting, or completing houses partially built will be available to owners and leaseholders who wish to carry out this work themselves for reoccupation or reletting of their houses prior to their being seized by local authorities on the grounds of being empty.

Mr. Willink

Yes, Sir.