§ Flight-Lieutenant Parkin
asked the Minister of Health if he will expedite the erection of 10 pairs of Swedish houses for Stroud Rural District Council, which have now been waiting on the sites for some months, by accepting the council's assurance that the distance of cesspools from site will be increased from 42 feet to 50 feet, and not insisting on waiting until a new site plan can be prepared by an overworked and understaffed office.
§ Mr. Bevan:
Delay in the erection of Swedish houses by Stroud Rural District Council has not been caused by the need for submitting new site plans, but because the tenders originally received by the council were excessive. I understand that the council were asked to revise the sewage disposal arrangements and did so within a week. I anticipate that revised tenders will be approved in the next few days.