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Housing Improvement (Norfolk)

Volume 892: debated on Wednesday 21 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, since it has now been established that there are 152 council houses in the West Norfolk district without running hot and cold water, 144 without inside lavatories and 76 without bathrooms, that the numbers for the North Norfolk district are, respectively, 94, 98, and 54, and that there are a further 40 houses in North Norfolk which have a bathroom with no hot and cold water, if he will now review the assistance for these councils under his policy of giving special help towards tackling dwellings without standard amenities.

We are at present considering how to ensure the most effective use of the additional resources which, as my right hon. Friend announced on 5th May, are to be made available for local authority house improvement this year. The needs of West Norfolk and North Norfolk for priority work of this nature will be fully taken into account along with those of other authorities.