HC Deb 17 November 1966 vol 736 cc178-9W
Mr. Stainton

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will make a statement on the agricultural implications of the consultants' recommendations on the expansion of Ipswich submitted to the Minister of Housing and Local Government in May 1966.

Mr. John Mackie

The recommendations if implemented would involve the loss of some 13,000 acres of agricultural land of good quality. The Government will take this factor into account along with the other relevant planning considerations in arriving at their decision.