HC Deb 12 November 1968 vol 773 cc65-6W
55. Mr. Pavitt

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will take action to prevent the sale of land in the London Borough of Brent situated at Crawford Avenue on which it was previously the intention of the council to build 30 or 40 maisonettes.

Mr. MacColl

The Brent Council do not need my right hon. Friend's consent to dispose of the land, because they have neither acquired it under compulsory powers nor received subsidy on it, but discussions are taking place between officials of the Ministry and of the Council about the general housing problems of the Borough.

56. Mr. Pavitt

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what is the number now on the revised waiting list for municipal housing, the number of families living in accommodation which is statutorily overcrowded, the number of families in welfare hostels because of lack of accommodation; and what is the number of families split up with children placed in care because of the lack of houses in the London Borough of Brent.

Mr. MacColl

At the latest date there were some 11,000 applicants on the Brent waiting list.

There are 53 homeless families in welfare accommodation, and 34 families whose children have been placed in care by reason of inadequate housing.

The figures for statutory overcrowding are not available, but the Milner Holland report showed that the then Willesden Borough was one of the six worst areas of London for overcrowding and multiple occupation.