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Volume 892: debated on Friday 23 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether his Department's Circular 24/75 "Housing Needs and Action" supersedes the advice previously given to local authorities; and whether they may now provide the kind of accommodation they think most suitable for their own locality.

Circular 24/75 advises on a number of important changes of policy, but there are other circulars and advice which remain relevant. If any local authority has a problem about providing a particular kind of accommodation, it should take the matter up with the Department.