§ Mr. Irvine
asked the Minister of Health whether he has any statement to make about the housing programme.
§ Mr. Bevan
Now that both sides of the building industry have given their active support to the adoption of incentive bonus schemes on house building it is reasonable to look forward to more rapid progress and to a reduction in cost. It should, therefore, be possible to obtain more houses for the same amount of capital expenditure; it continues to be the policy of the Government to build as many houses as can be built within the money limit set by the capital investment programme and the available supplies of materials.