HC Deb 17 December 1963 vol 686 cc177-8W
48. Mr. W. Griffiths

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he is aware that an increase in the rate of slum clearance in Manchester is dependent upon the early designation of a site for a new town; and whether he will now announce his decision on its location.

Sir K. Joseph

The Government have already accepted that Manchester's housing programme will need further development on the scale of a new town. I hope that it may be possible to propose a site soon now, but this is a difficult area in which to find sites.

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