Housing Investment Programme

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th February 1987.

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Photo of Mr John Patten Mr John Patten , Oxford West and Abingdon 12:00 am, 4th February 1987

I pay as many visits as I can to cities and towns such as Burnley. I hope that one day I shall be able to go to Burnley. Indeed, I was in Manchester last Thursday paying such a visit. Burnley has begun to do one thing which is very important—co-operate with the private sector in getting private investment in its council housing stock, notably on the Bleak house estate. I am surprised that Burnley council has not approached my Department's estate action unit for help with its housing problems.