HC Deb 16 December 1947 vol 445 cc324-5W
113. Mr. Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will consider allowing county local authorities to go ahead with small building schemes in villages where no houses have been started since the war.

Mr. Woodburn

For the reasons given in the recent White Paper on Capital Investment it is essential to concentrate on the rapid completion of the 60,000 unfinished houses already contracted for and new contracts are being approved in the main only for houses for miners and agricultural workers in selected areas.