HC Deb 07 May 1968 vol 764 c44W
51. Mr. J. H. Osborn

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government, following the Report of the National Board for Prices and Incomes on Rents, what special assistance he will now give to local authorities facing deficits in their housing accounts, and who have major slum clearance programmes to finance.

Mr. Greenwood

Local authorities already receive much improved subsidies under the Housing Subsidies Act, 1967 towards the cost of their housing programmes. These subsidies were backdated for certain authorities with exceptional slum problems—including Sheffield.