HC Deb 23 July 1973 vol 860 cc1133-4
4. Mr. Barry Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Wales when he proposes to sanction the Flint Borough Council redevelopment plan for Bagillt Village; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Gibson-Watt

The Welsh Office awaits further information from Flint Borough Council before determining a preliminary yardstick application for 46 houses in the first phase of the Bagillt redevelopment. I understand that the council is reapplying for planning permission. The council has been given approval in principle for environmental improvements on an area in West Bagillt comprising 225 houses.

Mr. Jones

I thank the Minister for that reply. Would he not agree, however, that Bagillt has "Bum denied decent amenities for far too long? Would he please ensure that every possible assistance and encouragement is given to the Flint Borough Council to improve the existing situation? Has not Bagillt suffered a massive rates and rental increase? Would he not agree that consequently Bagillt deserves only the best?

Mr. Gibson-Watt

This matter is not being held up by the Welsh Office in any way if there are any points additional to those raised in the hon. Member's letter to my right hon. and learned Friend, we will certainly look into them.