41. Mr. Vane
asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning what are the immediate tasks of Aycliffe Development Corporation; what expenditure was incurred during 1947; and what is the estimated expenditure for 1948.
§ Mr. Silkin
The corporation are preparing a master plan which will be the basis of development of the new town. Their first constructional task is to erect some 300 houses, mainly of the non-traditional type, in addition to 41 aluminium houses, in order to provide urgently needed accommodation for workers in the North Eastern Trading Estate. This work will entail the provision of the necessary roads, sewers and other basic services. Expenditure to 31st December, 1947, amounted to £3,015. I shall shortly be asking the Development Corporation for an estimate of expenditure during the financial year to 31st March, 1949.