HC Deb 25 March 1975 vol 889 cc96-7W
Mr. Michael Latham

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what has been the programme of work by his Housing Development Directorate since 10th June 1974; what publications have been produced by it since then; and which of them were of direct relevance to private housing.

Mr. Kaufman:

The Housing Development Directorate has continued to work on tasks within the various fields outlined in the reply given to the hon. Member on 10th June 1974.—[Vol. 874, c. 438–9.] It has also been increasingly involved in the formulation of departmental policies.

Since June 1974 the directorate has produced the following publications: Design Bulletin 29: Housing Single People: a design guide with a description of a scheme at Leicester. Design Bulletin 30: Services for housing: sanitary plumbing and drainage. Housing Development Notes 11: Landscape of new housing—Part 4: Grass and other small plants. Occasional Paper 2/74: Mobility Housing. Awards for Good Design in Housing: An illustrated booklet on the 1974 Awards competition. All these publications are of direct relevance to private as well as public sector housing.