HC Deb 21 November 1950 vol 481 cc169-70
2. Mr. Braine

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning what is the total population now envisaged for the new town of Basildon.

Mr. Lindgren

I cannot give a definite figure until the development corporation's draft plan has been received and considered.

Mr. Braine

In view of the fact that the development corporation want a total population of 80,000, can the hon. Gentleman say when a decision can be given on this point?

Mr. Lindgren

First we ascertain the facts, and on the basis of those ascertained facts we come to conclusions and decisions, and I recommend the hon. Gentleman to do the same.