HC Deb 08 February 1945 vol 407 cc2240-1W
Mr. Henderson Stewart

asked the Minister of Health what is the Government's intention in regard to the acceptance or otherwise of the recommendations for permanent post-war housing contained in the various Reports recently issued, particularly the Housing Manual and Technical Appendices; in what measure are local authorities to be required to act upon these recommendations; and are housing subsidies to be paid on the basis of such action.

Mr. Willink

Housing Manual, 1944, and its Appendices embody the Government's advice to local authorities and others concerned as to the general lines on which they should frame their post-war housing schemes. The extent to which the recommendations made in other Reports recently issued by my Department have been accepted by the Government has been indicated in statements in this House. Account will naturally be taken of the advice given to local authorities in assessing the amount of post-war housing subsidies.

Mr. Pearson

asked the Minister of Health whether all the local authorities in Glamorganshire have submitted housing schemes for the immediate post-war period; what is the total number of permanent houses involved; and has his approval been given to any or all schemes submitted.

Mr. Willink

All but two of the local authorities in Glamorganshire have submitted programmes for that period. The total number of houses involved is 6,724. Sites for 6,274 have been approved.