HC Deb 07 March 1963 vol 673 c75W
33 and 34. Commander Pursey

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs (1) in what region Hull is to be included for the departmental surveys for regional planning and development; and when the plan for Hull and its environs will be available;

(2) what steps are being taken for the regional co-ordination of housing with jobs and transport in the Hull area; and what additional schemes he will approve this year for this area.

Mr. Corfield

In consultation with the authorities and Departments concerned, a survey of the area round the Humber estuary is in hand which I hope will provide the basis of a plan for the district. Meanwhile, my right hon. Friend is encouraging the council to speed up house building for slum replacement and other priority needs. They propose to build 6,550 houses in the next 5 years. He will approve a bigger programme if they find they can do more. Tenders for 599 houses have been submitted this year; 469 have been approved and the others are being considered.