HC Deb 15 June 1950 vol 476 c36W
95. Mr. Watkinson

asked the Minister of Health why he has not implemented during 1950 his undertaking to grant additional building licences.

Mr. Bevan

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Solihull (Mr. M. Lindsay) on 25th May, of which I am sending him a copy.

Mr. Russell

asked the Minister of Health from what date local authorities are permitted to resume the issue of private building licences in the ratio of one to five.

Mr. Bevan

From now onwards local authorities will be notified of their housing allocations for 1951 and may then, if they so wish, proceed with the issue of licences to private builders in a ratio of up to one in five.