Building Licences

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th June 1952.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton 12:00 am, 17th June 1952

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he now has information in respect of the number and percentage of licences issued for the building of houses for sale; how many of these were returned or refused; or, approximately, when he expects these to be available.

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Bromley

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to his Question on 10th June. Up-to-date figures will, so far as available, be included in Table 3 of the Housing Return for June.

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton

Could the right hon. Gentleman say whether the licences refused or not used will be transferred by local authorities for use in building houses to let?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Bromley

That is another question. It is a question of allocation. They will be given all that is possible with the labour and materials available, so that there will be no loss in production.