Housing Committees (London)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th May 1973.

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Photo of Mr Graham Tope Mr Graham Tope , Sutton and Cheam 12:00 am, 16th May 1973

Is the Minister aware that the housing crisis is not confined to inner London? Thanks to the unprecedented rise in house prices and rents over the last two years and the rather strange attitude of many outer London councils, which seem to regard council housing as inferior and council tenants as people who should not be there, there is a serious problem of homelessness in outer London as well. In welcoming the measures taken by the GLC and the Government's support of the GLC, may I ask the hon. Gentleman to take steps to ensure that the homeless in outer London boroughs do not suffer in comparison with those in inner London?