HC Deb 22 April 1947 vol 436 c100W
Mr. Henderson Stewart

asked the 'Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that, on account of his recent restrictions upon the building of houses, the Scottish Veterans Garden Cities Association, to whom public subscriptions have been sent for the building of 50o houses, find their work brought to a standstill and are unable to construct any further houses; and, in view of the important objects of this Association and its wide public support in Scotland, what action he is taking in the matter.

Mr. Westwood

I have arranged for the inclusion in the 1947 programme of 12 of the 14 houses which the Association have at present under construction, and am in touch with the appropriate local authority about the inclusion of the remaining two. The approval of new contracts, whether undertaken by housing associations or local authorities, depends on the capacity of the industry to take on new work in the district, I shall consider any further proposals submitted by the Association as sympathetically as I can from this point of view.