HC Deb 08 June 1967 vol 747 c1277
29. Mr. Rose

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what reply he has received from the Manchester Corporation concerning the proposed plans for the St. Anthonies' area which have imposed planning blight upon adjacent householders.

Mrs. Williams

None, Sir. But I understand that the matter is under active consideration by the authority.

Mr. Rose

Is my hon. Friend aware that a recommendation would relieve a large number of my constituents from their plight of not being able to sell their houses, and will she urge on the education committee the desirability of freeing them from the limbo in which they have been placed by the education committee's decision?

Mrs. Williams

We are aware of the difficulties which planning blight causes and I am glad to say that the building sub-committee of the authority recommended rescinding the council's recommendation on 6th June.