HC Deb 13 April 1976 vol 909 cc475-6W
Mr. Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what form the review of tenancy allocation policy in new towns is taking; what outside bodies have been invited to give evidence; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Oakes

Tenancy allocation policy for the London new towns has been reviewed by the Department, taking account of reactions to the Government's

consultation document "New Towns in England and Wales" and consulting, more specifically, the New Towns Association, the local authority associations, the Greater London Council, the Housing Corporation, the Institute of Housing, Shelter Housing Aid Committee and the Central Council for the Disabled. As a result we propose shortly to issue revised tenancy allocation guidelines for those towns. Copies will be placed in the Library. Officials are now extending the review to the remaining English new towns.