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Housing (Elderly Persons)

Volume 885: debated on Wednesday 5 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will take steps to encourage local authorities to assist elderly persons wishing to relinquish property which is too large for their requirements, by providing, by conversion or new construction, an increased supply of small units.

My right hon. Friend will shortly be issuing further advice about making further use of the existing housing stock, and about providing more one-bedroom dwellings, on the sort of lines my hon. Friend mentions.