HC Deb 14 December 1950 vol 482 cc195-6W
94. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Health, in view of the certainty that no further land will be available in the near future for house-building in Leyton and similar extra-Metropolitan boroughs, what steps he has considered taking to consolidate inter-borough lists of housing applicants in order that priority and urgency cases can be considered for rehousing over a wider area than the municipal areas in which the applicants now live.

Mr. Bevan

I am aware of the shortage of land within these boroughs and I am promoting discussions as to availability of housing sites elsewhere with representatives of the boroughs and of the Essex County Council. Arrangements of the kind suggested by my hon. Friend for the allocation of tenancies of houses are matters for the local authorities concerned, but advice bearing on this subject is contained in the Report I have issued recently from my Central Housing Advisory Committee.

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