§ Mr. Frank Allaun
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government (1) which local authorities have reduced their housing programmes since May, 1967;
(2) if he will name local authorities which, in the last year, have reduced the number of contracts for building new houses and flats where there is still a housing shortage.
§ Mr. MacColl
I have seen reports from time to time of local authorities proposing to reduce their future housebuilding programmes or the number of contracts they will let. Annual totals of contracts let by individual authorities fluctuate according to the progress of particular schemes, and quite apart from any planned changes in the programme. There is however no comprehensive list of authorities who have made reductions.