HC Deb 26 March 1975 vol 889 c160W
Mr. Cyril Smith

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what target has been set by the Department for the construction of old people's sheltered housing units over the next 10 years.

Mr. Kaufman

No target has been set, but currently a third of all new building by local authorities, new towns and housing associations consists of one-bedroom accommodation, most of which is likely to be intended for old people. My hon. Friend has asked the Department to look into various aspects of the problem of housing for old people, including the provision of sheltered housing.