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Prefabricated House (Models)

Volume 414: debated on Thursday 25 October 1945

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asked the Minister of Works the estimated cost of each of the three types of prefabricated two-storey houses, models of which have been erected at Alexandra Palace, for the house itself and for the total cost, including roads and sewers, but excluding the land.

The models at Alexandra Palace are intended to demonstrate the lay-out of rooms and fittings in the house plans prepared in consultation with the Advisory Technical Panel of Local Authority representatives and do not represent any particular types of prefabricated house construction. No figures of cost can, therefore, be given.

asked the Minister of Health the number of applications made to the Orpington Urban District Council, the Bromley Urban District Council and the Beckenham Urban District Council, respectively, for houses; the number of houses in the course of erection; the number

Orpington U.D.Bromley B.Beckenham B.
(1) Number of applications for houses.Approximately 1,5002,983 (including 500 from persons living outside the Borough).1,650
(2) Number of houses in the course of erection:—
(a) PermanentNILNILNIL
(b) TemporaryNil (but foundations being made).233 (including houses which have been erected).49 (including houses which have been erected).
(3) (a) Number of permanent houses for which authorisation given to go to tender.80NIL5
(b) Number of permanent houses for which tenders have been approved.NILNILNIL
(c) Allocation of temporary houses.300350200
As regards the last part, I would refer the hon. Member to the statement I made in the Debate on 17th October.