§ 51. Sir K. Thompson
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if, in view of the special housing problems of some areas, he will introduce legislation to enable the local authorities to retain in use for a further period temporary bungalows erected on public open spaces and still in good habitable condition.
§ Sir K. Joseph
The powers to erect houses on public open spaces were given in 1945 as a temporary expedient to meet immediate post-war difficulties. The intention has always been that the land should revert to use as public open space as soon as possible. I would be reluctant to contemplate general legislation to extend the temporary period beyond 1965, when the present powers expire, but I will, of course, consider carefully any representations which the few local authorities concerned may make.