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Price Limit

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 1 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Health if he will consider applications to erect houses, which may cost slightly more than the prescribed limit, where roads and sewers are already in existence.

I am not prepared to consider any variation of the limit which has been so recently imposed.

Is not the right hon. Gentleman aware that there are approximately 30,000 acres of land in this country where sites have already been passed and roads and sewers laid before 1939, and would he consider some steps whereby this national asset can be properly used?

If they could be used for the building of houses to let I should be prepared to consider the erection of houses upon them.

Will the right hon. Gentleman say whether the total cost includes the cost of the land, which I asked for in Question 5 and which the right hon. Gentleman did not answer?