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Millfield Estate, Faversham

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 22 March 1951

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89.

asked the Minister of Local Government and Planning if he is aware that annoyance is being caused to tenants of the Faversham Borough Council's Millfield housing estate, by leaking window surrounds, due to defective bitumen safes used on the recommendation of his Department after permission to use lead safes had been refused; and if he will now discontinue the use of this material on future schemes.

The bitumen felt used for window safes on this housing estate which has been found to be unsatisfactory has been almost entirely replaced. Bitumen felt is widely used for this purpose and, when of good quality and properly fixed is satisfactory.