HC Deb 15 April 1975 vol 890 cc94-6W
Mr. McCrindle

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his policy on requiring the Greater London Council and other London boroughs to relinquish control of housing estates in areas outside their own to the local authorities in such areas.

Mr. Freeson,

pursuant to his reply Official Report, 14th April 1975; Vol. 890, cols. 17–18], made the following statement:

I do not rule out transfer of estates to the local authorities within whose areas they are situated, in accordance with the procedures set out in Section 23(3) of the London Government Act, 1963, but it is important, in view of the acute hous- ing stress in Greater London, and in the inner London areas in particular, that the Greater London housing authorities should have sufficient stock under their control, mainly locally but also on a wider geographical basis, to alleviate the problem. These are matters to be considered very carefully in the light of the views of the authorities concerned.