HC Deb 20 June 1974 vol 875 cc231-2W
Miss Fookes

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the Government White Papers and Acts of Parliament relating to housing and rent from 1900 to the present day.

Mr. Kaufman

A list of Acts of Parliament relating to housing and rent has been prepared by the Department's library, and I am sending a copy to the hon. Lady. A list of White Papers would take appoximately five days to compile and prepare. I do not regard this as justifiable public expenditure. But for the information of the hon. Lady, White Papers from 1900–1964 are listed in various volumes of "A Breviate of Parliamentary Papers" by P. and G. Ford and from 1900–1949 in the "General Index to Parliamentary Papers" compiled by the House of Commons Library and published in 1960 by HMSO. Subsequent papers are listed in Government Publications, published daily, monthly and annually, with five-yearly circulations. A selective bibliography on housing covering official publications 1944 to date is also available from the Library, and I am sending the hon. Lady a copy.