§ 27. Captain W. Elliot
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government to what extent his new plans for London housing will encroach on the London green belt; and if he will make a statement.
§ 48. Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will now state his intentions in respect of the London green belt; and what indication of his intentions in this respect he has made to local authorities in the Home Counties.
§ Mr. Crossman
I have announced proposals which will allow over half London's overspill to be housed in planned schemes beyond the green belt. I have already said I must discuss provision for the rest with the local planning authorities. I am confident that it will be possible to provide for this and for a big increase in housebuilding within the Greater London area without any significant encroachment on the approved metropolitan green belt.