Catholic appeal to candidates
THE Bradford Co-ordinating Committee of Catholic Societies, in a special statement issued by the C.P.E.A., has asked all the candidates in next week's municipal elections to " give absolute priority to housing."
All the parties are to be interviewed.
"We plead with the local authority to see that as many houses are built as the Ministry can be persuaded to sanction," says the statement.
At least 10 per cent. of new houses should have four bedrooms in order to help larger families, it is urged.
The societies also ask that religious bodies should be allotted adequate space for churches on the new estates and that they should be consulted When plans are being drafted.
On the education side, the statement deprecates any suggestion that sex instruction should be introduced into the schools.
Whilst the matter is actually outside the scope of local authorities the candidates' attention is drawn to the situation created by Form 18 for schools.
The question of building sites, however. does come within the influence of the L.E.A. local authority, and the statement says : "We hope that the provision of sites for voluntary as well as for ` provided' schools will be borne in mind in planning estates and that, in this respect. there will be fair treatment for all parties.
" Prior consultation with the appropriate denominational authorities would meet the case."