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Aircraft Industry Workers

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 26 February 1952

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how many houses have been constructed, and how many licences have been given, for houses to be built adjacent to factories connected with the aircraft industry since 1st January, 1951.

I regret that the information is not available and could not readily be obtained.

Will my right hon. Friend go further into this matter and bear in mind that if progress is to be made in constructing aircraft in this country, houses have to be provided for the workers?

Yes, Sir. We are, of course, in touch with the Ministry of Supply all the time, but I am afraid I cannot give the precise information required.

Cannot the Minister of Supply give the information, because surely it is important when we have a large re-armament programme on hand?