HC Deb 28 April 1971 vol 816 cc404-5
11. Mr. James Hill

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many housing aid centres have been set up.

Mr. Amery

To my knowledge, 10 such centres have already been established by local authorities, and a number of other authorities are considering doing so.

There are also a number of housing aid centres run by voluntary organisations.

Mr. Hill

This is only the tip of the iceberg. My right hon. Friend should direct local authorities to set up aid centres. Is it possible for Southampton to be one such centre?

Mr. Amery

I understand that as a result of representations I recently made a further 14 authorities have already decided to set up such centres, and many more have the matter under consideration.