§ Mr. Hannam
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he intends to disband the Housing Development Directorate; and, if so, what plans he has to ensure that the research and development of housing policy for groups with special needs, such as the elderly and handicapped, will be continued.
§ Mr. Stanley
[pursuant to his reply, 16 July 1980, c. 603]: My right hon. Friend and I are considering this proposal. The housing directorates would continue to be able to undertake necessary research and development for housing policy including policy for special needs groups such as elderly and handicapped.