§ 95 and 117. Mr. Profumo
asked the Minister of Health (1) whether he will increase the ratio of licences for private building to one in five during this year for the Rural District of Southam, the special circumstances of which have already been communicated to him;
(2) whether he will increase the ratio of licences for private building to one in five during this year for the Rural District of Stratford-on-Avon, the special circumstances of which have already been communicated to him.
§ 106. Mr. Remnant
asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider issuing a circular advising local authorities to treat as special cases for a private building licence tubercular individuals who are unable to obtain sanatorium beds and desire to build at their own expense.
§ 110. Mrs. Braddock
asked the Minister of Health whether his regulations permit local authorities to grant licences to builders, to build houses for sale, on the receipt of their allocation from his Department; and what method his Department have of checking the number of such licences granted by local authorities.
§ Mr. Bevan
Yes. Subject to the general instruction in the circular 108/48 of which I am sending my hon. Friend a copy that such houses must go and be seen to go to persons in need of homes. The numbers of licences issued are supplied by the local authorities and are shown in Appendix B to the Housing Return.
§ 120. Mr. Edelman
asked the Minister of Health how many licences for private house building have been issued in Coventry this year; and what percentage this represents of the total amount of house building authorised for the year.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider a mutual arrangement with Northern Ireland whereby building licences can be transferred to authorities in Great Britain.