§ 8. Mr. Brockway
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he will initiate an inquiry into the extent to which newly-wed couples are unable to find suitable accommodation to begin their married life.
§ Mr. Brockway
Will the hon. Gentleman whisper into the ear of the Minister that I have already started a census of this character in Slough, where I write to newly-weds when the happy occasion of their marriage is reported in the local Press? Is he aware that as a result of the census I am taking I find that many newly-weds begin their married life under conditions which are absolutely appalling? Is it not desirable that this inquiry should be extended to a wider area?
§ Mr. Rippon
I am sure the hon. Gentleman has his own good reasons for that admirable initiative, but I do not think that the general survey he suggests would serve any useful purpose.