HC Deb 01 November 1966 vol 735 cc224-5
6. Mr. Dalyell

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what recent consultation he has had with local authorities about condensation and dampness in recently-completed houses.

Mr. Mellish

None, except the day-today contacts of the Department's officers, but my right hon. Friend and his right hon. Friends the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Minister of Public Building and Works are preparing a publicity campaign to help and advise householders as well as the building trade on how to avoid these troubles.

Mr. Dalyell

In co-operation with the Secretary of State and the Minister of Public Building and Works, can we have a vigorous national campaign to combat the evils of condensation and dampness, which cause misery in new houses?

Mr. Mellish

We will do all we possibly can. Regional conferences will be starting early in the new year, the first one being in Manchester. Before then, leaflets will be made available to householders and tenants by local authority distribution. We will do all we can.