HC Deb 18 November 1969 vol 791 cc234-5W
66. Dr. Gray

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what action he now proposes to take to deal with the 29.2 per cent. of houses in rural Norfolk without internal water closet, the 25.6 per cent. without a fixed bath, the 24.3 per cent. without a hot water tap, and the 16.62 per cent. without a cold water tap.

Mr. Freeson

The Housing Act, 1969 gives local authorities and owners the means and incentives for a determined attack upon a wide range of bad housing conditions. Officers of the Ministry are ready to discuss with any local authority how a start can best be made on this, and I hope my hon. Friend's constituents will apply for grants in as many suitable cases as possible.