HC Deb 17 November 1964 vol 702 c31W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government (1) why the Milner Holland Committee on London Housing is not expected to report until the new year, in view of the earlier forecast that this report would be ready in the autumn of 1964; and whether he will arrange for an interim report to be made available before 1965;

(2) to what extent the Chairman and members of the Milner Holland Committee on London Housing are working on a full and/or part-time basis; and why their report is being held up.

Mr. Crossman

I am at least as keen as my hon. Friend on reading the Report as soon as possible, but I can find no trace of any forecast having been made that it would be ready this autumn. Indeed, my predecessor told my hon. Friend last July that it could be expected by the end of the year. I still hope for this, though the actual completion date will be largely governed by the need to analyse a very extensive volume of evidence, including two major sample surveys which are only now arriving in instalments.

The Chairman and members of the Committee are all working on a part-time basis.