HC Deb 02 April 1974 vol 871 cc344-5W
Mr. Rossi

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, in view of the decline in London's population in recent years, he will take steps to satisfy himself that the London housing authorities have revised their housing lists to take account of the decline, and seek to ascertain and publish the date on which each such authority last revised its list and with what result.

Mr. Freeson

The recent decline in London's population has not led to a decrease in the demand for housing, as this is related mainly to the numbers of households and potential households in London, which have not fallen significantly. Authorities should ensure that their records are kept up to date, but housing lists are neither the best nor the only measures of housing need.