HC Deb 27 January 1948 vol 446 c138W
Mr. Thurtle

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning how soon his Department is likely to reach a decision regarding the application of the Billericay Urban District Council for a loan for the purchase of land on the Laindon Industrial Site at Billericay, on behalf of Messrs. Dottridge Brothers, of East Road, London.

Mr. Silkin

In view of the slowing down of building development due to our economic difficulties, the policy of land acquisition has had to be reconsidered, and this has led to some delay in this case, but I hope to be in a position to reach a decision very shortly.