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Sub-Standard Property, Wellington

Volume 722: debated on Tuesday 21 December 1965

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he has decided to give loan sanction to Wellington Urban District Council in order that it may bring up to date its sub-standard property in Regent Street and Urban Gardens, Wellington.

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government
(Mr. Robert Mellish)

The council asked my right hon. Friend on 2nd December to approve a scheme in principle.

It may be necessary to consult it on one or two aspects but he hopes to write soon to say that a formal application for loan sanction will be approved.

I take this opportunity to say that that news will be received by these people as one of the best bits of news which they have heard this Christmas time.