HC Deb 22 June 1950 vol 476 c148W
103. Mr. R. Harris

asked the Minister of Health what will be the effect on the cost of houses being built in South-West and West Middlesex as a result of the delays caused by the shortage of cement in that area.

Mr. Bevan

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Works to the hon. Member for Twickenham (Mr. Keeling) on 19th June, of which I am sending him a copy.

123. Mr. John Rodgers

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the non-availability of cement in the Sevenoaks rural district council area is seriously holding up the provision of houses; and since, in order to obtain future allocations of houses, those at present authorised must be completed within a certain period, what steps he proposes to take to make sufficient cement available.

Mr. Bevan

No. But steps have been taken to meet any difficulties that might arise.