§ 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.
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.