§ 15. Mr. Parkinson
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the number of Greater London Council dwellings modernised in 1966; and how this compares with the number modernised in 1970.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
I presume my hon. Friend is referring to dwellings it itself owns. The Greater London Council modernised 576 of its dwellings in 1966 and 1,435 in 1970.
§ Mr. Parkinson
That encouraging reply will give much pleasure in the London area. May I urge my right hon. Friend and his colleagues to continue to press forward with this programme, which can do a great deal to 409 bring about an improvement in London's housing conditions?
§ Mr. Walker
There is currently a mammoth increase in the number of private houses that are being modernised.