HC Deb 13 July 1959 vol 609 cc6-7
8. Mr. D. Griffiths

asked the Minister of Supply what is causing the delay in the sale of the houses attached to the Royal Ordnance Factory at Maltby.

Mr. Aubrey Jones

The valuation has only recently been completed and a decision about purchase is expected from the council later this month.

Mr. Griffiths

While I am grateful for that reply, may I ask the Minister if he will expedite the matter, for we have a long waiting list of people wanting houses and his Department has been seriously delaying this matter, while the council is anxious to purchase these houses? I hope it will be able to purchase them forthwith.

Mr. Jones

I am sorry that my Department is being blamed for everything. This matter is now out of my hands. The valuation has been fixed, and it is entirely a matter for the local council, at this valuation, whether it wishes to buy the houses.

Mr. Griffiths

The matter should have been speeded up.

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