§ 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 20W 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.