HC Deb 02 March 1955 vol 537 c296W
Mr. Patrick Maitland

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government his estimate, based on the areas of land scheduled in development plans, of land likely to be required, in England and Wales, for house-building and urban development in the next 20 years.

Mr. Sandys

I have been most carefully considering what information I could give my hon. Friend in reply to his Question. I have reluctantly come to the conclusion that there are so many unknown or uncertain factors, that any estimate which I might give him regarding the building programme over the next 20 years would be wholly unreliable and consequently misleading.