§ 57. Mr. John Hunt
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what estimate he has made of the reductions of planned housing starts in the Greater London area during the current year as a result of his letter on housing dated 22nd July 1976 addressed to the chief executives of the London borough councils, the Director General of the Greater London Council and the Town Clerk of the City of London.
§ Mr. Freeson
My right hon. Friend is consulting the local authority associations and the GLC before settling the full details of the new control system referred to in the Department's letter of 22nd July. I cannot, therefore, forecast the effect on housing starts in Greater London at this stage, but my right hon. Friend has already made it clear that the available resources will be concentrated much more selectively than before on meeting the needs of stress areas.