§ Mr. Abse
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what contributions have been made by Cwmbran Development Corporation since its inception to local authorities under Section 11 of the New Towns Act; how much was contributed in the last two years by the Cwmbran, Harlow and Stevenage Development Corporations respectively under Section 11; and, in view of expanding community needs at Cwmbran, whether he will consent to the Cwmbran Corporation making contributions under Section 11.
The answer to the first part of the Question is £19,392, which is the total of the annual contributions to the Pontypool Rural District Council towards the cost of the water supply. The answer to the second part is Cwmbran £3,626, Harlow £57,385 and Stevenage £30,855. I have not been asked to approve any other contributions under Section 11 at Cwmbran, but I am, of course, willing to consider any proposals sympathetically on their merits.