HC Deb 31 July 1962 vol 664 c46W
28 and 29. Mrs. Braddock

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs (1) in view of his decision to help Liverpool Corporation to resolve their slum problems, and his recognition that these problems call for special measures, what special financial assistance he is prepared to make available to the Corporation for this purpose;

(2) in view of his request to Liverpool Corporation to build houses on the many small plots of land now vacant in the city and the heavy additional cost of building small groups of houses on such plots as compared with the cost of development of large sites, what special assistance he is prepared to grant for this particular purpose, either by way of loans at low interest or otherwise.

Mr. Corfield

At present Liverpool have the resources to enable them to build as many houses as they can for slum clearance purposes. The recent Housing Act provides for increasing assistance to local authorities as the burden on their finances grows.