HC Deb 26 March 1968 vol 761 cc1138-9
20. Mr. Marten

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will send a circular to local authorities advising them not to discriminate politically when letting their premises for use by private individuals.

Mr. Skeffington

I am not aware of a need for such a circular, but if the hon. Member has a particular case in mind I should be grateful if he would write to me.

Mr. Marten

Is the Minister aware that I have been told that some local authorities have refused to let their premises to the Aldermaston marchers this year? If this is the case, is it because of their behaviour or their political views? If the latter, what are his views about that?

Mr. Skeffington

I am not aware that some authorities have taken this action, and I should be very glad to have details. Then I can perhaps answer the second part of the question.