HC Deb 04 June 1957 vol 571 cc1069-70
33. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he is aware of the call for garages on existing council housing estates where many of the tenants now own their own cars; and if he will extend loan facilities so that such accommodation may be provided in keeping with present-day standards.

Mr. H. Brooke

I am prepared to approve proposals for building garages on local authority housing estates provided I am satisfied that there is a real need.

Mr. Hurd

Will my right hon. Friend be reasonably accommodating in satisfying himself about the need? Many local authorities are finding great difficulty in meeting the increased demand for houses with garages and also in preventing tenants from putting up odd shacks of their own.

Mr. Brooke

I shall endeavour, as in all things, to take a sensible view of the matter.