HC Deb 29 May 1963 vol 678 cc143-4W
81. Mr. Snow

asked the Minister of Transport if he will give a general direction in the national interest to the Railways Board to act in concert with local authorities in the matter of improving houses in the posession of the Board and in the light of national policy.

Mr. Marples

No. I understand, however, that it is the policy of the British Railways Board to modernise, where practicable, houses in their possession that are to be retained for essential staff, and that last year 3,066 railway-owned houses were improved at a total cost of £127,750. This figure includes grants in aid from local authorities totalling £21,700.

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