HC Deb 19 October 1945 vol 414 cc1649-50W
Colonel Stoddart-Scott

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the urban district of Horsforth is unable to commence its housing scheme of 144 houses until one of its surveyors now in the Army is released; that repeated applications for a year have been made to secure the release of one of the surveyors; and will he consider favourably the application which has been again forwarded to him for the release of one of the surveyors.

Mr. Bevan

I have recommended the release of both men for whom the Council have applied. The release of one man has now been approved by the War Department and the Council have been so informed. A decision on the other application is awaited.