§ 61. Mr. Beswick
asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that individuals granted a private building licence are 137W now finding it impossible, in the Greater London area, to get a house built for £1,500; what steps he is taking to get down the cost of building; and if he will increase the maximum amount allowable under the Small Dwellings Acquisition Act.
§ Mr. Bevan
No. There is no such licensing limit of £1,500. The Girdwood Committee is considering the question of housing costs. By Clause 35 of the Housing Bill now before Parliament the limit on the market value of a house in respect of which an advance may be made under the Small Dwellings Acquisition Acts is increased from £1,500 to £5,000.