Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 29th June 1937.

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Photo of Mr William Gallacher Mr William Gallacher , Fife Western

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that, arising out of the increased cost of building materials, certain local authorities have suspended building programmes; that rents in many areas are rising; that suffering and overcrowding is being caused thereby; and will he call a conference in Edinburgh of Scottish Members of Parliament with representatives of the principal burghs and county councils for the purpose of discussing ways and means to overcome the housing crisis?