asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the delay in dealing with the application of the Urban District Council of Litherland for temporary bungalows and in the construction of the 150 bungalows allocated to the council; that the first application was made on the 21st August, 1944, the first bungalow only arrived at the end of September, 1945, and, so far, none of the bungalows delivered has been completed owing to the non-delivery of essential parts; and what steps he proposes to take to expedite the completion of the work.
I am aware that as a result of difficulties of production due mainly to shortage of labour in the factories making these articles there has been delay in the case to which the hon. Member refers. Temporary houses and their components are being delivered to local authorities as fast as they are produced. All possible steps are being taken to expedite production.