HC Deb 23 November 1964 vol 702 c142W
Mr. Rose

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government (1) whether he will reconsider the decision of his predecessor with regard to the Risley site for Manchester and Salford housing development;

(2) whether, in view of the unsatisfactory nature of the Risley site, he will consider sites at Lynn and Mobberley for the purpose of Manchester and Salford housing development.

Mr. Crossman

I have at present nothing to add to the Answer given to the hon. Member for Salford, West (Mr. Orme) on 17th November.

Mr. Charles R. Morris

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government when the detailed land survey in respect of the area designated as a new town for Manchester will be completed; and what are the number and grades of staff employed on this survey.

Mr. Crossman

No site has yet been designated for the proposed new town in the Risley area. An investigation of the peat lands is an essential part of the study of the area. This has recently been completed by a team of three officers from the Soil Research Laboratory of the Ministry of Public Building and Works and is now being studied. I am still awaiting their full report.

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