§ Mr. Craven-Ellis
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that some local authorities refuse to give their guarantee under the Housing Act, 1933, with the object of escaping the competition of the low rented unsubsidised houses built by private enterprise with their own higher rented subsidised houses; and what steps does he propose to take to remedy this.
§ Mr. Willink
The answer to the first part of the Question is "No, Sir." As regards the second part, the operation of the guarantee arrangement referred to is under review by the Sub-committee of my Central Housing Advisory Committee, which is considering the part that private enterprise can best play in housing after the war.