§ Mr. Henderson Stewart
asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning if he can announce the Government's proposals on land policy as it affects the use and sale of land for housing purposes.
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
The Housing Acts arm local authorities with ample powers for securing, at a price fixed for five years by the Town and Country Planning Act, 1944, land required for housing. Sites have already been approved in England and Wales for 327,000 permanent sites, and in Scotland for 104,492, which is in each case more than the first-and second-year programmes. In addition, sites have been approved for 85,000 temporary houses in England and for 19,791 in Scotland.