HC Deb 02 July 1968 vol 767 cc197-8W
39. Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government when he will announce his policy regarding grants for enabling local authorities in the North-West to improve the general environment in selected areas particularly by teams working systematically through the district; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. MacColl

The White Paper, Old Houses into New Homes, recognises that whole areas and streets cannot be brought up to proper standards unless something can be done for the environment, as well as the houses. The legislation to give effect to the White Paper policy will therefore contain proposals for a coherent set of powers for area improvement and for a specific Exchequer grant to local authorities on approved expenditure for the environmental improvement of an area.