HC Deb 18 March 1970 vol 798 cc388-9
35. Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what direction he has given to new town development corporations about condensation in new houses.

Dr. Dickson Mabon

My right hon. Friend has drawn to their attention the technical publications of the Building Research Station, and indicated the advice that might be given to tenants.

Mr. Dalyell

May I thank my hon. Friends for making available to me during the Easter Recess the excellent film on condensation and how to cope with it for showing in Broxburn, Blackburn, and Bathgate, but does not he agree that it is easier for the Government to take the initiative in the war against condensation in new houses by operating through new town development corporations, where there is more direct control, rather than through local authorities?

Mr. Dickson Mabon

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for that comment. I hope that all hon. Members will encourage the use of this film in their constituencies. Not all, but part of the answer lies in the tenant's understanding of the situation. That is why the new town development corporations in the guidance they give in the tenant's handbook are to be commended, and I hope that that example will be followed by local authorities everywhere.