HC Deb 25 November 1958 vol 596 c23W
67. Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he is aware of the need for more bungalows for old people in Newcastle-under-Lyme and a proposal to erect a new home for the aged in the Borough; and if he will consult with the local authority and the Minister of Health with a view to co-ordinating plans to increase the amount of acommodation specially designed for old people.

Mr. H. Brooke

I understand that the Borough Council and the Staffordshire County Council are agreed in principle about their respective proposals for development of a site within the Borough to provide accommodation for old people, and are now working out detailed schemes for approval. When these are ready, I shall consult as necessary with my right hon. and learned Friend the Minister of Health. So far as bungalows for old people are concerned, I would like to see these provided as quickly as possible, and shall do all I can to enable the Borough Council to make an early start.

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