HC Deb 21 June 1972 vol 839 c113W
Sir R. Cary

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, in considering applications for loan sanction for council house building schemes, he also considers the overall need for council housing in the area of the local authority seeking the sanction; and what are his general criteria for coming to a decision on applications.

Mr. Amery

As the Under-Secretary of State explained in answer to a Question by my hon. Friend on 27th April, it is in the first instance for each local housing authority to determine its house building programme in the light of its assessment of the housing needs of its area.