HC Deb 09 April 1925 vol 182 c2460W

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the ascertained facts that garden cities have now passed the experimental stage and are a profitable investment of public money, that they relieve congestion of population and traffic, take manufactures and workshops into the country, supply houses for all classes, show satisfactory health statistics, stimulate agriculture, horticulture, and market gardening and allotments, create new markets, and developmentally and physically a vigorous and contented population, he will take steps to appoint garden city commissioners with powers to raise capital, acquire sites, issue loans, and in all possible ways facilitate the establishment of garden cities?


My right hon. Friend has every sympathy with the development of estates on garden city lines, and is watching with interest the progress which is being made; but in his opinion further experience is necessary before considering the establishment of special machinery such as the hon. Member suggests.