§ 58. Sir KINGSLEY WOOD
asked the Minister of Health whether he can now give an estimate of the cost this year of the Government housing scheme?
My right hon. Friend is not yet in a position to state what extra cost, if any, would be incurred under the proposed housing scheme in this financial year.
The hon. Member must know quite well that negotiations are now proceeding with the local authorities, and that the Bill has to be produced and passed through the House before any estimate can be made.
§ Mr. JAMES HOPE
Are we to understand from that reply that the Bill will be passed first and the estimate of the cost arrived at afterwards?
We cannot tell until the Bill has been introduced and passed through all its stages what will be the actual cost?