HC Deb 29 January 1964 vol 688 c50W
52. Mr. Clark Hutchison

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress in Scotland has been made in the application of industrialised methods in house building.

Mr. Noble

The use of methods involving industrialisation in one degree or another is steadily increasing in Scotland. I expect that this year some 40 per cent. of houses in multi-storey blocks and some 10 per cent. of other public sector houses will be built by these methods. In 1965, these proportions should rise to some 55 per cent. and 15 per cent. respectively. I welcome the formation of the consortium of Scottish housing authorities and I am sure that its work will give a fillip to greater use of industrialised building.