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Old People's Dwellings

Volume 499: debated on Thursday 24 April 1952

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will consider issuing a circular to local authorities and new town development corporations recommending them to include for elderly single folk some single apartment dwellings with separate sanitation in all new housing schemes.

On 9th April I sent to all local authorities and to the two development corporations in Scotland a copy of the Scottish Housing Advisory Committee's report on "The Housing of Special Groups" and asked them to bear its recommendations in mind when planning their future housing programme. The report contains detailed guidance about housing for elderly people and a set of specimen plans.