HC Deb 16 December 1947 vol 445 c325W
114. Mr. Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will review immediately the projected cutting down of capital expenditure on housing and institute an inquiry into present building organisation, methods and costs in Scotland.

Mr. Woodburn

The Government's housing policy is set out in the recently published White Paper on Capital Investment in which it is indicated that the housing programme will be reviewed in the summer of 1948. An inquiry into housing costs in Scotland is at present in progress by the Scottish Building Costs Committee whose report will no doubt also refer to questions of organisation and methods.