§ 98. Mr. John D. Grant
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he is taking to relieve the housing shortage in the London Borough of Islington following his talks with representatives of the Borough Council during August.
§ Mr. Channon
The housing problems of Islington are of long standing and are very difficult but I am impressed by the vigour with which the Council are100W dealing with their problem. The reform of housing finance outlined in the statement of 3rd November will place authorities with severe housing problems in a better position to solve them speedily. My right hon. Friend is writing to all the London Boroughs to discuss their future housing programmes.