HC Deb 28 January 1969 vol 776 c291W
Mr. Lomas

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he is aware that during the period 1st January 1959, to 31st December, 1968, the Huddersfield local authority demolished 2,837 houses and only built 1,992 houses; and if he will make a statement on this discrepancy.

Mr. MacColl

The Ministry's records show that during the ten-year period referred to by my hon. Friend Huddersfield County Borough completed 1,756 dwellings compared with 2,838 demolished. In addition, during the same period over 3,500 new dwellings were built in the Borough for private owners.

My right hon. Friend is aware of Huddersfield's housing needs and would consider sympathetically any proposals from the Borough for an increase in their building programme.