HC Deb 30 July 1980 vol 989 c729W
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.