HC Deb 30 January 1947 vol 432 c248W
79. Mr. T. Reid

asked the Minister of Health how many new houses were built in England and Wales in the 18 months after 1st January, 1919; how many new factories; and how many war-damaged buildings were repaired.

Mr. Bevan

The exact figure of new houses cannot be given but I am circulating in the OFFICIAL REPORT the figures which are available. I have no information on the other parts of the Question.

Following are the figures:

Leicestershire and what steps he intends to take to remedy the serious shortage of houses in this district.

Mr. Bevan

Yes, Sir; but progress is being made. Eighty-three permanent houses are in course of construction, of which 17 are approaching completion. I do not think that any special action on my part is needed, but my Department will give the local authority any necessary assistance.