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War-Damaged Sites (Use)

Volume 527: debated on Tuesday 18 May 1954

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will, before allowing more agricultural land to be taken for housing Londoners, consider taking steps to require the sites of bombed houses in the London area to be used for this purpose.

The housing authorities in the county of London are building at the rate of 11,000 dwellings a year within the county and are already making maximum use of suitable war-damaged sites. The urgent housing needs of London cannot be met without some further provision outside the county, but it is my endeavour, in consultation with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, to see that as little harm as possible is done to agriculture in that process.