§ 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.