HC Deb 30 November 1948 vol 458 cc163-4W
20. Mr. N. Macpherson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will now allow local authorities to include three-apartment houses and flats in their building programmes.

Mr. Woodburn

There is no ban on the building of a proportion of three-apartment houses where the circumstances of a particular area justify it, and in fact some 8,400 permanent houses of this size have so far been approved in the post-war housing programme. In addition, nearly 32,000 temporary houses of three-apartments have been completed. Any proposals for the provision of flats will be considered on their merits.