HC Deb 05 July 1960 vol 626 cc217-8
28. Mr. Hannan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the reasons for the delay in coming to a decision about the site at Summerston for housing purposes; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Maclay

A proposal to use an area at Summerston for housing purposes is included in the Quinquennial Review of the City Development Plan which was submitted to me by Glasgow Corporation on 1st July. As required by Statute the proposals in the Review are being advertised by the Corporation and objections may be made by interested parties. Until objections have been received and considered, I cannot make any decision on the proposals.

Mr. Hannan

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that it is now over three years since the first inquiry was held into this matter? In view of the urgency —I appreciate that replies have to be awaited to the advertisement—will he thereafter give an assurance that he will at the earliest opportunity come to a decision about it?

Mr. Maclay

The hon. Member will appreciate that I am just as concerned as he is about the difficulty of getting on with this problem, and I can assure him that we will do all that we can to expedite the matter.