§ 36. Commander Maitland
asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning what is the annual amount of the salaries paid to the members of the Corporation and Executive staffs in the case of each of the four new towns; what progress is being made in the development of Harlow New Town; and when the first of the new houses will be completed in this area.
§ Mr. Silkin
As the reply to the first part of the Question contains a number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT. The Harlow Development Corporation have submitted for my approval a Master Plan and will shortly begin development. I would, however, remind the hon. and gallant Member of the current restrictions placed on the development of this new town with others by the Government policy on capital investment in 1948, as set out in Command Paper 7268.
Following is the reply to the first part of the Question:
Five Development Corporations have been established but it is presumed that the hon. and gallant Member is referring to the four so far designed to provide for industry and population decentralised from London. The salaries paid annually to the members of these four Corporations and to the senior members of their staffs are as follow:
£ Stevenage … 15,175 Harlow … 16,875 Hemel Hempstead … 17,350 Crawley … 17,400
Figures covering the salaries paid to the junior members of the staffs are not available.