§ Mr. Frank Allaun
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what proposals he has for special financial help to those areas where the slum clearance and rehousing problem is particularly serious.
§ Sir K. Joseph
As I told the hon. Member for Oldham, East (Mr. Mapp) on 24th March, I have not yet completed the review of housing subsidies which I am undertaking in consultation with the local authorities. In the meantime I have no evidence that local authorities cannot continue building under present arrangements and still let their houses at rents within the means of their tenants,196W so long as they adopt rent policies that channel subsidies to those most in need.