HC Deb 10 October 1946 vol 427 cc83-4W
17. Sir G. Fox

asked the Minister of Health why a ban has been placed on the issue of building licences in the Henley area, without the consent of his Department, in view of the housing shortage.

Mr. Bevan

The Henley Rural District-Council; who had already issued licences for 103 houses, were instructed in March last to issue no further licences for the time being without the consent of my Department because it was anticipated, as has since proved to be the case, that there would be insufficient building labour for the houses in their own programme.

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