HC Deb 06 July 1954 vol 529 cc151-2W
75. Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the letter, dated 15th June, from the town clerk of Newcastle-under-Lyme to his Department, setting forth the reasons why site shortage prevents the borough council from planning an adequate slum clearance programme in accordance with his Circular 30/54; and if he will give further assistance to the council in the search for, and acquisition of, suitable land for housing.

Mr. H. Macmillan

Yes. There is a a very difficult conflict here between the need of land for housing and the agricultural interests; but I am in consultation with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, and I hope to write to the borough council very shortly.

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