HC Deb 23 June 1952 vol 502 cc143-4W
Mr. A. Evans

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government (1) the number of new places in industry in each new town area since January, 1948; and if he will give an estimate of the number of those thus employed who live in the area, and outside of the area, respectively;

(2) the number of houses and flats completed in each New Town area to a recent date; and if he will give an esti- mate of the proportion of adult occupants in each case who are employed in the area, and outside of the area, respectively.

Mr. H. Macmillan

At the end of last month, 5,178 dwellings and factories employing some 1,900 workers had been completed in new towns in England and Wales. There is strong evidence that the great majority of these workers live or will live within the designated areas. To give more detailed information would require the expenditure of a disproportionate amount of time and labour.