HC Deb 16 December 1958 vol 597 cc936-7
8. Mrs. Emmet

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what progress has been made by local authorities in providing housing for single persons of working age; and what progress he envisages in I959.

Mr. H. Brooke

All the records of houses provided by local authorities are based on types of dwellings, not classes of tenants. Local authorities are however building an increasing number of one-bedroom dwellings; the proportion is now about one in five, and is likely to increase. While most of these are used for old people, some are being let to single workers.

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