§ Mr. Anthony Grant
No, Sir. But the Government hope to be in a position to announce a decision shortly.
§ Mr. Grant
I appreciate that very much. The hon. Gentleman has repeatedly urged it upon me. We have to weigh the consequences of a further extension of S.D.A. status. We can justify it only if these towns can make a substantial contribution to solving the problems of the new S.D.As. We have completed our discussions with the Development Corporation. The Government are considering the matter and I hope that we shall be able to make an announcement fairly soon.