HC Deb 07 July 1964 vol 698 c69W
Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs how many square miles are available at Risley and Risley Moss for the building of the new town; how many square miles are on peat soil; and if it is his intention that building should take place on these areas of peat.

Sir K. Joseph

As I explained in the Answer I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Withington (Sir R. Cary) on 16th June, the precise location and area of the proposed new town must depend on a detailed survey which I am arranging. Until I have the results of the survey I cannot answer the hon. Member's query about the peat.