§ Mr. Profumo
asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning what steps were taken by his Department in 1949
Date of Inquiry Name of Quarry with Acreage in brackets Borough or District Council concerned 10th March, 1949 … Geddington (731) … Kettering Rural District. 26th September, 1949 … Brookfield Cottage (1,321) … Kettering, Oundle and Thrapston Rural Districts. 22nd November, 1949 … Rockingham (258) … Kettering Rural District. 6th December, 1949 … Great Oakley (648) … Kettering and Corby Rural Districts. 20th December, 1949 … Irchester (545) … Wellingborough Rural District. 3rd January, 1950 … Nassington and Yarwell (1,017) … Oundle and Thrapston Rural Districts. 25th January, 1950 … Priors Hall (947) … Kettering, Oundle and Thrapston Rural Districts. 2nd May, 1950 … Park Lodge (661) … Oundle and Thrapston Rural Districts. 17th May, 1950 … Dragonby (4,908) … Glanford Brigg Rural District and Scunthorpe Borough.
to help the reconstruction of bombed cities.
§ Mr. Dalton
A special allocation of steel was made in 1949 for the reconstruction of blitzed city centres, enabling a start to be made on the building of shops, offices, and other projects, to a total value of about £6 million. In addition, a number of compulsory purchase orders for land within the blitzed areas were confirmed by my Department.