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Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Health if he will give the total number of licences granted to the Oldham Corporation since 1946 for the erection of working class houses; the number of houses erected; the number in the course of erection; and the number licensed but not yet commenced.

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply on housing allocations given to the hon. Member for Southend, East (Mr. McAdden), on 9th November, of which I am sending him a copy. Information as to progress is available in the published Housing Returns.


asked the Minister of Health if, in view of the large number of old houses and the serious overcrowding in the Oldham area, he will consider giving extra licences to the Oldham Corporation.

The factors referred to by my hon. Friend have already been taken into account in deciding the Corporation's allocation of houses. The allocation will, however, be reviewed in the light of progress.