HC Deb 09 December 1974 vol 883 cc15-6W
Mrs. Jeger

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what special assistance he is giving to local housing authorities in areas where many refugees from Cyprus have arrived.

Mr. Freeson

Substantial financial help in housing is already available to local authorities through subsidies and grants, including rate support grant. So far as resources and existing powers permit, I will consider proposals from hard-pressed local authorities, including those to whose areas new arrivals from Cyprus have gone. My Department is always willing to help the authorities concerned and to take up points of difficulty or concern.