HC Deb 18 July 1984 vol 64 cc199-200W
Mr. Parry

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the report of the Policy Studies Institute concerning the housing situation amongst coloured people.

Sir George Young

The report notes that the housing conditions of coloured people have improved overall in recent years. The specific housing issues to which the report draws attention are primarily a matter for local authorities. For the Government's part, our aim remains to ensure that coloured people have the same access to decent housing as the rest of the population. Recent steps we have taken in furtherance of this include financial support for the Local Authorities Race Relations Information Exchange and assistance totalling some £2 million under the urban programme in the current year for housing projects of particular benefit to members of the ethnic minorities.