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Sheltered Housing Schemes

Volume 897: debated on Monday 4 August 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales, in view of his Department's circular of 12th December 1974 on the priority to be given to housing the elderly in Wales, what proposals he has to encourage local authorities to improve staff training and pay for wardens of grouped housing or sheltered housing schemes; and if he will make a statement.

I continue to place a high priority on the provision of sheltered housing, but pay and training of local authority employees are matters for the local authorities to determine.

Local authority and new town185,000(24%)271,000(28%)276,000(28%)279,000(28%)
Private rentals and other tenures223,000(28%)156,000(17%)144,000(14%)141,000(14%)
Comparable figures for 1950 are not available.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if, in view of the current housing shortage, he will issue guidance to local authorities throughout Wales to prevent any habitable dwellings being turned into office accommodation.

I do not think that further guidance is necessary. Development Control Policy Note 2 published by the Welsh Office and the then Ministry

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the number of grouped housing/sheltered housing schemes in Wales; and what proportion of elderly persons in local authority accommodation live in grouped housing or sheltered housing.