HC Deb 31 March 1952 vol 498 cc99-100W
Mr. F. Anderson

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government where, in the borough of Whitehaven and the area of the Ennerdale Rural District Council, he has given the necessary permission to build houses for miners.

Mr. H. Macmillan

Fifty houses allocated specifically for miners are being built at Lowca in the Ennerdale Rural District under a tender approved in October, 1951. I understand that it is unlikely that houses will, at any rate in the first instance, be erected in the Borough of Whitehaven and Ennerdale Rural District under the special programme announced on the 28th February in reply to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Hendon, North (Mr. C. I. Orr-Ewing). The National Coal Board are, I am informed, at present concentrating on those parts of the country where additional men can most quickly make a substantial contribution to increased coal production.