HC Deb 10 December 1963 vol 686 cc50-1W
36. Sir R. Thompson

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what lead his Department is giving in the application of prefabrication techniques to housing construction.

Mr. Sharples

We are arranging a contract to build 2,000 houses for the Services, using industrialised techniques. We are erecting, under a pilot scheme at Long Marston, Warwickshire, other houses for the Army in a new steel-framed type of construction suitable for the smaller builder. We are also to build 370 houses for the Army at Catterick as part of the first annual programme for the 5M system of construction which my right hon. Friend, the Minister of Housing and Local Government, is developing. We have other measures under consideration designed to stimulate industrialised building.