HC Deb 29 October 1957 vol 575 cc19-20W
92. Mr. Turton

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will make a statement on his Department's inquiry into the housing of old people; how many local authorities answered the questionnaire; what information was obtained from the replies; and what further action he proposes to take.

102. Mr. Blenkinsop

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he will publish the result of his Departmental inquiry into the provision by local authorities of accommodation for old people.

Mr. H. Brooke

I would refer to the Answer given by my predecessor to my hon. Friend the Member for Tynemouth on 23rd October, 1956. I have since then issued Circular No. 18/57, which contained advice to local authorities on the special housing needs of old people, and announced certain changes intended to encourage increased provision for them.

I am sending copies of this circular to my right hon. Friend and to the hon. Member.