§ 33. Mr. Spriggs
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he is aware 127W of the number of streets in built-up areas which have been neither drained nor made up; if he will take powers to direct local authorities to make up such streets; and if he will make grants for this purpose.
§ Sir K. Joseph
This exact information is not available but a recent survey gave the total number of private streets as about 54,000. Private street works have in the past been limited by capital investment restrictions, but much more is now being done and my right hon. Friend sees no need for a power of direction in this very local matter. The answer to the last part of the Question is "No".