HC Deb 08 July 1952 vol 503 cc77-8W
91. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what further action he has taken, or will take, to confer with local authorities who have no further land available for building, in respect of their large lists of applicants for housing, who have no possibility of securing accommodation in the areas where they now reside.

Mr. Marples

My right hon. Friend's Department has already had discussions with various local authorities who are faced with this problem, and is ready to do so further where that would help. But the first step is for the authorities themselves to confer with the local planning authorities in whose areas it seems likely that land could be made available for the

development of new towns in all ways possible.

86. Mr. Lewis

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how many houses have been completed and how many were under construction at the latest convenient stated date for the new towns of Harlow and Basildon; and if he will give similar figures for factories and industrial buildings, together with the total number of building workers engaged on these undertakings.

Mr. Marples

The position at 30th June, 1952, was as follows:

relief of their housing needs. Some, he understands are now doing this, and no doubt more will do so when the Town Development Bill becomes law.

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