§ Mr. Robert C. Brown
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that private houses started in January, 1971, were sold for £9,000 and that houses of the same design being built by the same builder in Bromley are now being sold at £15,000?
§ Mr. Freeson
Is not the Minister aware that anyone may go to a local authority and get information from the register of planning applications which is available for public inspection? It should be possible for the Department to obtain that information from a local authority to show the number of private dwelling applications in any year and the number of houses completed.
How many public sector houses in Bromley were approved and started this year? When may we expect Bromley to co-operate with the London Housing Office set up by the London Boroughs Association in pursuit of the Government's policy to make land available in outer London to deal with the problems of the inner London boroughs?
§ Mr. Amery
That last question is a separate matter and I should like notice of it. It is true that Bromley may be able to supply the particulars and my hon. Friend may approach the council if he wishes, but I would not myself ask the council to undertake what would be a sizeable task.
As for the more general issue, I draw attention to a Written Answer by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary on the 1718 work of the London Action Group whose two interim reports are now available in the Library.