HC Deb 01 May 1956 vol 552 c184
3. Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will accept the suggestions put forward by Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council in the Town Clerk's letter of 9th April, regarding the proposed housing scheme for incoming mine workers.

Mr. Sandys

I have informed the Council that I am studying its proposals, and I shall be writing to it again as soon as possible.

Mr. Swingler

While thanking the Minister for that reply, may I ask whether he is aware that Newcastle-under-Lyme Council is most anxious to co-operate in housing incoming mine workers needed for the coal industry but cannot do so by disregarding the needs of local mine workers already in the area who require housing? Therefore, may we hope that the Minister will approve the very constructive suggestions made by the council?

Mr. Sandys

Within the limits of the law I shall try to be equally co-operative.

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