HC Deb 27 May 1952 vol 501 c135W
82. Mr. Gibson

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he is aware that three-bedroom houses at the Crawley New Town are 42s. per week and that many workmen are finding it difficult to meet such rents; and whether he will discuss this matter with the New Town Corporation with a view to making it possible for rents to be fixed at a level which the average workman can pay without serious financial difficulty to the family.

Mr. Marples

My right hon. Friend is aware that a few houses are let at the figure mentioned by the hon. Member, but the great majority are let at substantially lower figures. The adoption of the new designs should help the Corporation with the problem of rents for future houses.