§ Mr. Oakes
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether the county borough of Bolton will be treated as a priority area and so exempt from the proposed reduction in house building targets, in view of the considerable clearance programme to be undertaken and the number of applicants on the waiting list.239W
§ Mr. MacColl
In the course of the normal review of forward programmes my right hon. Friend hopes to settle, by discussion with the main house building authorities, what it would be practicable for them to build over the next two or three years, in the light of the priority to be given to slum clearance, to meeting shortages of rented accommodation in conurbations and especially to those authorities with the highest concentration of these problems. Bolton is a priority area.