HC Deb 12 December 1961 vol 651 cc25-6W
46. Mr. Shinwell

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he will state the latest figures of applications for houses in Peterlee; and what financial assistance he is now giving to the Easington Rural District Council to build the houses needed to meet the requirements of the waiting list.

Dr. Hill

At 31st October, 1961, the number on the Development Corporation's waiting list was 1,353. Though I cannot be sure what financial help the Easington Rural District Council are likely to receive under the new subsidy arrangements until the figures of their 1960–61 housing revenue account become available, I think it is probable that they will qualify for a basic amount of £24.

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