HC Deb 12 June 1956 vol 554 cc246-7
66. Mrs. Butler

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he can yet give any indication when the Draft County of Middlesex Development Plan will be approved.

Mr. Sandys

I expect to approve this plan very shortly.

Mrs. Butler

Is the Minister aware that there will be great satisfaction at that reply and that I hope that it will be very shortly, because the inquiry was held in March, 1953, and the delay is causing considerable inconvenience to local authorities and other interests concerned?

Mr. Sandys

I am glad to give satisfaction to the hon. Lady. This plan has, of course, raised a number of difficult issues. One of the main problems has been to devise means of checking the excessive growth of industry on the fringe of Greater London.