Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Munitions and Supply):
In answer to the question of
the leader of the opposition, the matter of priorities for small house building is being met in as effective a way as possible having regard to the requirements of war. There are certain higher priorities than house building, but house building is placed in a very high priority after immediate war requirements have been met. An attempt is being made to step up production of fittings such as bathtubs, furnaces, stoves and other fixtures for small houses, and we hope to keep up with building in that regard. So far we have been able to do so, and we hope that we can continue; but I [DOT] cannot promise my hon. friend that priorities for small house building will be on a level with the high priorities of war production.
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