§ Mr. Litherland
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what communications his Department has had with local authorities on the subject of financial liability in respects of the Bison and other industrialised system building; and if he will publish details.
§ Mr. Stanley
It is not possible to answer the hon. Member's question fully without a search of the Department's correspondence extending back over a long period, which could not be carried out except at disproportionate cost. There have been representations on behalf of certain individual local authorities for special financial assistance for remedying defects in Bison Wall Frame and other industrialised systems which were referred to in the answer given by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary to the hon. Member for Leeds, West (Mr. Dean) on 19 May 1982.—[Vol. 24, c. 331.]