HC Deb 03 April 1974 vol 871 c361W
56. Mr. Duffy

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will set up a housing action group to deal with the housing problem in Sheffield.

Mr. Freeson

I fully appreciate Sheffield's difficult housing problems, in whose solution the Government are anxious to assist. Sheffield Metropolitan District Council is the local authority which has executive powers to deal with housing in the city. An action group would not meet the needs which led to the setting up of such a group in London, where there is no single executive housing authority.