§ Mr. Freeson
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many dwellings for the chronically sick and disabled have been approved by his Department in schemes submitted by local authorities during 1971.
§ Mr. Amery
In accordance with the requirements of Section 3 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act, 1970, 85 local authorities in England have notified the Department of proposals for 327 dwellings for the disabled between 29th August, 1970, the date on which Section 3 came into force, and 30th September, 1971. Records of approvals are not maintained but arrangements have been made for local authorities to provide statistics on the number of houses for the disabled which they start and complete each month.