§ Mr. Bossom
asked the Minister of Works whether he can state the number of emergency bungalows he has already contracted for; and can he give the number of each different type.
§ Mr. Hicks
Contracts were placed with the manufacturers of the Pressed Steel, Arcon and Uni-Seco houses for the production of approximately 180,000 houses in all, in the two-year period starting some time during 1945. These contracts contain the usual break-clause and the programme is, of course, subject to review in the light of the labour and materials situation and the progress which can be made with permanent house construction. In addition, small preliminary orders have been placed for Tarran and Phoenix houses.