HC Deb 28 April 1971 vol 816 c104W
77. Mr. Bray

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he is taking to encourage private enterprise house building in new towns.

Mr. Peter Walker

I am discussing with development corporations and the Commission for the New Towns measures designed to give private house builders greater freedom in new towns. This should enable them to make the maximum contribution to new town development that market conditions permit. I am delighted that many existing tenants of new towns are contemplating purchasing their homes.