HC Deb 18 November 1970 vol 806 c404W
Mr. J. H. Osborn

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will now introduce amending legislation to ensure that local authorities demolish housing blocks and rows of houses in single streets only when they have been completely vacated.

Mr. Channon

I do not think that it would be wise to have an invariable rule of this kind, and I am confident that authorities in general do their best to avoid harsh treatment on the one hand and danger or vandalism on the other. I am examining the case which my hon. Friend put before me.