§ 70. Mr. Mathew
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he will give an assurance that, in the fulfilment of Her Majesty's Government's declared policy to increase the supply of land for urban development, full weight will be given to the importance of reducing rather than increasing the acreage of good quality agricultural land set aside for this purpose.
§ Mr. H. Brooke
The preservation for agriculture of good agricultural land has been and will continue to be a most important object of planning policy. As far as possible the Government will continue to see that the least good land in any area is allocated for development purposes first.