HC Deb 09 August 1972 vol 842 cc464-5W
Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Prime Minister if he is aware that the promised design bulletin on play space and other facilities for children on new and existing housing estates is still unpublished; if he will ensure co-ordination between the Ministries concerned with its publication; and if he will make a statement, in particular, on what help he will now give children living in multi-storey blocks.

Mr. Peter Walker

I have been asked to reply.

The Design Bulletin has involved extensive consultations with interested bodies both inside and outside Government. It is now nearly ready to go to press. Some of the research findings, which form the subject of the Bulletin, have, however, already formed the basis for the new playspace standards for housing, which were the subject of a reply to a Question by the hon. Member for Birmingham, Handsworth (Mr. Sydney Chapman) yesterday. They will do much to ensure that housing built by local authorities, at all densities, is provided with proper play facilities.