HC Deb 03 April 1962 vol 657 c27W
52. Sir C. Osborne

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he will introduce legislation requiring local authorities to give priority to British-born citizens, who have been waiting for long periods for a council house, over recently arrived immigrants who have voluntarily caused overcrowding in slum properties and houses unfit for human habitation; and if he will make a statement.

Dr. Hill

No. The selection of tenants is best left to the good sense of local authorities and their assessment of the housing needs of those concerned.