HC Deb 09 July 1959 vol 608 c158W
84. Mr. Jay

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what is the Government's policy towards expansion of employment in the London area through new office building.

Mr. Bevins

It is the policy both of the local planning authorities and of the Government to check this expansion by restricting the areas in which, and the size to which, offices can be built; by preventing the conversion of residential buildings to office uses; and by encouraging firms to move out, especially to new or expanding towns.