§ 84. Mr. Hurd
asked the Minister of Health if, in making housing allocations to local authorities for next year, he will take into account that some authorities, such as the borough and rural district councils of Newbury and the Hungerford Rural District Council, have been prejudiced in earlier allocations by reason of the high priority given in the locality to Government building, such as the Atomic Station at Harwell, with the result that these authorities have so far been unable to reduce the waiting lists for houses; and if he will ensure, in operating the general cut in the housing programme, that due consideration is given to the needs of these districts.
§ Mr. Blenkinsop:
While my right hon. Friend does not accept the implications of the Question, I can assure the hon. Member that in the allocation of houses for building by the local authorities full account will be taken of their needs and of any special local circumstances.