§ Major Markham
asked the Minister without Portfolio whether, in view of the fact that the Bossom Report on Building Methods in the U.S.A. has been published, he will expedite the Report on District Heating which is being prepared by the Department of Scientific Research so that the two documents, and others dealing with post-war housing, may be considered together.
§ Mr. Attlee
I have been asked to reply. The Report to which the hon. Member refers is being prepared by the District Heating Sub-Committee of the Heating and Ventilation (Reconstruction) Committee of the Building Research Board and it will be completed as soon as possible. The Report will probably be published soon after completion, but, at this stage, I cannot commit myself definitely to publication. Although a great deal of work is required before a satisfactory final statement regarding British conditions can be prepared the Ministry of Fuel and Power, the Ministry of Works and the Ministry of Town and Country Planning are meanwhile working closely with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research on this matter, and the interim conclusions of the Sub-Committee are therefore available to these Departments to assist them in formulating their plans.