HC Deb 08 July 1952 vol 503 cc76-7W
85. Mr. Lewis

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he is aware of the concern felt by the overcrowded peoples of the East London area at the sprawl of the metropolis into the Green Belt; and whether, to provide full and adequate living facilities for these people, he will increase the housing and industrial building allocations to the new towns of Harlow and Basildon and encourage their development in all ways possible.

Mr. Marples

My right hon. Friend will continue to encourage the rapid

Dwellings Factories Workers engaged on housing and factories
Completed Under construction Completed Under construction
Harlow 1,085 980 10 11 1,656
Basildon 290 356 1 2 656