HC Deb 01 December 1959 vol 614 cc115-6W
76. Mr. Moody

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what plans he has made to ensure proper provision for compensation for the men likely to be made redundant by the New Towns Commission, because they are too old for superannuation; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. H. Brooke

I promised during debate on the New Towns Bill that I would consider what might be done for those officers of new town corporations who might suffer hardship when the corporations are dissolved and their jobs come to an end. I am examining this problem with the chairmen of the corporations at the present time, and in due course it will be discussed on the New Towns Whitley Council.

I do not think that there is any need to consider special arrangements for men whose continued employment will not be affected by the change in the form of administration.