HC Deb 01 May 1947 vol 436 c263W
Mr. Bossom

asked the Minister of Health if he will raise the amount permitted to be spent on council houses, or what modification he proposes to make in the specifications or in the present building regulations as it is becoming impossible in many areas to build houses that conform to his Department's regulations under £1,500.

Mr. Bevan

There is no such limit as the Question suggests, and I see no reason for changing the existing practice, under which applications from local authorities for sanction to house building are considered on their merits and under which tenders for 242,802 houses had been approved in England and Wales up to the end of February, 1947.

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