HC Deb 22 June 1950 vol 476 cc149-50W
116. Mr. Alport

asked the Minister of Health how far the resources of the building industry available locally are taken into account in deciding the allocation of houses to local authorities; and how these resources are estimated.

Mr. Bevan

One of the factors taken into account is the availability of building labour for housing work, as estimated from progress on current contracts and in the light of employment statistics.

120. Mr. Wilkes

asked the Minister of Health the number of local authorities who have not been able to build up to their housing allocation for 1949; and the number of local authorities who, during 1949, secured an extra allocation of houses over and above their original allocation for that year.

Mr. Bevan

I would refer my hon. Friend to the general reply on the subject of allocations which I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Salford, East (Mr. Hardy) on 28th April, and of which I am sending him a copy.