25. Mr. R. C. Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take new initiatives to create an increase in the number of housing starts in 1981 and later years.
§ Mr. Stanley
In addition to the measures we have taken to speed up planning procedures and the release of land, the Housing Bill contains a series of provisions to help make better use of the existing housing stock and to assist local authorities to promote low-cost home ownership schemes.