HC Deb 07 December 1954 vol 535 c768
53. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what further consideration has been given to the problem of applicants for housing accommodation in areas now fully built or shortly to be so; and, in particular, to the need of some local authorities amalgamating their lists of applications in order more equitably to deal with outstanding applications.

Mr. Sandy

I have just received a report from the Housing Management Sub-Committee on this and other related problems. I am in process of studying its recommendations.

Mr. Sorensen

Can the right hon. Gentleman say when he is likely to make a statement in the House with regard to this matter? Surely he appreciates that it deals with a particularly poignant grievance, because many applicants have no hope of ever getting accommodation. In the circumstances, can he speed up the report upon this matter to the House of Commons?

Mr. Sandys

I am aware of the interest which exists in this report. As I explained, it comes from a sub-committee and has not yet been formally endorsed by the main committee. However, in order to save time, if the main committee has no objection I am going to publish the report as quickly as possible.