HC Deb 06 April 1950 vol 473 c189W
82. Commander Maitland

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that licences to improve cottages issued by local authorities in accordance with the Housing Act, 1949, have to be included in the ceiling figure allowed under civil building control; and whether he will remove the restriction.

Mr. Bevan

The answer to the first part of the Question is "Yes," and to the second part "No." This work draws upon the resources of the building industry in the same way as other work to existing dwellings and must therefore be regarded as part of each local authority's housing programme.