§ Sir R. Young
asked the Minister of Health whether he has considered a request from the urban district council of Haydock, Lancashire, to receive a deputation to discuss with him the inadequacy of the Exchequer subsidy to be paid in respect of houses, the building of which was commenced before the war, then stopped and afterwards built to altered specifications, to house munition workers, which doubled the cost; why no acknowledgment has been sent; and whether a date has been fixed for the interview.
§ Mr. Bevan
There is no record in the Department of any such request having been received from the council since the notification sent to them on 10th January of the decision as to the amount of Exchequer subsidy to be paid in respect of the houses mentioned. They have, however, now been invited to send representatives to discuss the matter on Monday or Tuesday of next week.