§ 63. Mr. Freeson
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what steps he proposes to take to persuade local authorities to help and promote housing associations to assist Commonwealth immigrants, as referred to in paragraph 37 of the White Paper, Immigration from the Commonwealth.
§ Mr. Mellish
The White Paper invited local authorities to do their utmost to help housing associations which have integration as one of their aims. This view was echoed in the Fourth Report of the Commonwealth Immigrants Advisory Council. My right hon. Friend does not think that further pressure on local authorities is necessary at the present time.