HC Deb 01 July 1952 vol 503 c25W
72. Mr. Slater

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if his attention was drawn to the lack of shopping facilities at Newton Aycliffe during his recent visit to that area and when adequate facilities will ensue.

Mr. Marples

The present position should be relieved in September, when 11 permanent shops will be opened in addition to the existing two temporary shops. My right hon. Friend has no doubt that the Development Corporation will do their best to ensure that the provision of shops matches the provision of houses.