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 Peter Pike Mr Peter Pike , Burnley 12:00 am, 4th February 1987

The Minister recently said that he was not able to visit Burnley or receive a delegation from the city to consider its acute problems. Like many other local authorities, Burnley faces a rapidly deteriorating housing situation in the private and public housing sectors because of the level of capital and HIP allocations. When will the Government take action to deal with these problems and to stop this downward spiral in housing standards?