HC Deb 15 December 1949 vol 470 c304W
78. Mr. Randall

asked the Minister of Health the number of allocations, together with the dates and numbers of houses to be built for let to the Clitheroe Rural District Council; the allocations, dates and numbers of houses apportioned to the village of Whalley; and the total number completed to date at Whalley.

Mr. Bevan

The first allocation to the Council was made in April, 1947, and included 50 traditional and 44 Airey houses for letting. Forty of the Airey houses were subsequently cancelled because of more urgent need for the houses in other areas. The allocation of traditional houses was later increased to 56. In October, 1948, a further allocation of traditional houses was made of which 40 were to be built by the Council for letting. The distribution among the parishes is a matter for the Council. I understand that they allocated 32 houses to Whalley in 1947, but that, except two Airey houses, these were later withdrawn. Twenty-two houses were allocated to Whalley in 1949. To date, two Airey houses have been completed there. Progress has been delayed because of exceptional difficulties in providing a site.