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Commonwealth Immigrants

Volume 640: debated on Tuesday 9 May 1961

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what representations he has had from local authorities regarding the housing difficulties arising from the increasing flow of Commonwealth immigrants.

I have had representations from very few local authorities. Where they have been made, they have been concerned mainly with the need for stronger powers to deal with unsatisfactory conditions in houses let in lodgings. Provisions for dealing with such houses, whoever the occupiers may be, are included in the Housing Bill now before Parliament.