HC Deb 12 July 1962 vol 662 c157W
41. Mr. F. Taylor

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs, following his recent inspection of the housing situation in Manchester, what plans he has for alleviating the urgent need for additional housing there.

Dr. Hill

The Manchester City Council has recently decided to step up the rate of slum clearance to 4,000 a year and to make the greatest possible use of redevelopment sites within the city. I warmly welcome these two decisions and shall do everything possible to help the council to attain this target.

The land problem is going to become very acute in a few years, not only for the city but for the whole of South-East Lancashire and North-East Cheshire. I am examining this problem as a matter of urgency.