HC Deb 27 February 1962 vol 654 cc123-4W
Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he is aware that from 1951 until 1960 there was a 15 per cent. reduction in expenditure on local authority houses; what was the reason for this; and what action he proposes to take to change this trend.

Mr. Rippon

My right hon. Friend sees nothing wrong in the trend towards more private building. It is to be expected in a time of rising living standards.

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