HC Deb 08 February 1945 vol 407 cc2241-2W
Miss Rathbone

asked the Minister of Health whether he will take further steps to spread knowledge among the general public of the benefits of sleeping in the open air and also to facilitate it, as some alleviation of the present overcrowding by making available some inexpensive form of open-air shelter, attachable to existing houses.

Mr. Willink

I will consider the suggestion made in the first part of the Question, but I do not think that the present circumstances are propitious. As regards the second part, I fear that in view of the stringent control of the necessary material and the prior claims of housing, I cannot at present adopt the suggestion.