66. Mrs. Butler
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he can yet give any indication when the 247 Draft County of Middlesex Development Plan will be approved.
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.