HC Deb 19 January 1965 vol 705 cc19-20W
84. Sir E. Bullus

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what support he is giving to the Wembley Borough Council in their endeavour to complete the housing development scheme in the Barnhill-Chalkhill area and thereby provide housing accommodation as rapidly as possible; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mellish

Wembley Borough Council prepared an outline development scheme for the Barnhill-Chalkhill residential area, but did not intend carrying out the redevelopment themselves. The Council of the new London Borough of Brent have, I understand, adopted the principles of Wembley's outline plan, but support the policy adopted by Willesden Borough Council for securing redevelopment under public ownership in view of the urgent need to get more houses built here. In principle this seems right to my right hon. Friend; but as compulsory acquisition may be entailed he cannot say more than that.