§ 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 124W 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.