HC Deb 10 April 1975 vol 889 cc466-7W
Mr. Watkinson

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what arrangements have been made in the course of the current review of housing finance to draw upon experience available outside Government.

Mr. Crosland

I have invited leading figures in fields which are relevant to the work of the review to sit on an advisory group, which will meet periodically under my chairmanship to consider progress and to comment on the work of the review. I am grateful to the following for agreeing to serve on the group in a personal capacity:

Mr. J. R. Coward, director of the Notting Hill Housing Trust;

Prof. J. B. Cullingworth, director of the Planning Exchange, Glasgow;

Cllr. K. Gould, chairman of the Housing Committee, Leeds City Council;

Mr. M. Harloe, Centre for Environmental Studies

Cllr. Mrs. P. L. Hollis, chairman of the Housing Committee, Norwich City Council;

Mr. F. Layfield, QC, chairman of the Committee of Inquiry into Local Government Finance;

Cllr. J. A. D. Mills, chairman of the Housing Committee, London borough of Camden;

Miss A. A. Nevitt, Reader in Social Administration, London School of Economics;

Mr. J. R. L. Potter, Chairman of the Halifax Building Society;

Cllr, D. J. Seligman, Chairman of the Planning and Development Committee, Cardiff City Council;

Mr. H. G. Simpson, OBE, Controller of Housing, Greater London Council;

Mr. P. Trench, CBE, chairman of Y. J Lovell (Holdings) Ltd.;

Mr. R. K. Wilkinson, senior lecturer, Division of Economic Studies, Sheffield University.

Other arrangements may be made as the review proceeds for consultation outside Government on specific aspects of housing finance policy.