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Volume 531: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government the number of local authorities who have protested against the restrictions on the quality of houses he permits them to build; the number who have stated to him their belief that these houses will be slums in a short period; and whether he has considered a report on the state of houses built at Brighton during the past three years.

My right hon. Friend has seen Press reports of allegations made at meetings of the Brighton Housing Committee and Town Council. He is looking into them, although he has not yet received any representations from the Council.The answer to the first two parts of the question is, "none."