§ Mr. Francis Noel-Baker
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he has yet received the report by Lord Llewellyn Davies on the Newbury-Swindon area; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Crossman
I have received the consultants' report. The main recommendation is that planned development should take place on a substantial scale in the Swindon area.
The report is now being printed and is expected to be ready for publication in early March when I will make a further statement. After publication I shall be consulting the other commissioning authorities (Berkshire and Wiltshire County Councils and Swindon Borough Council) as well as the South West Economic Planning Council.