HC Deb 31 March 1971 vol 814 cc363-4W
67. Mr. Milne

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the talks between his officials and the local authority in regard to the development and clearance of the area of Cowpen Quay, Blyth, Northumberland; and what future plans have been submitted to him for the area.

Mr. Channon

I think the hon. Member has in mind discussions which are in progress between representatives of Blyth Council, the Northumberland County Council and my regional office in Newcastle aimed at preparing a comprehensive plan for improving housing and environmental conditions in the Cowpen Quay area. I very much hope proposals for action will be formulated shortly and will prove acceptable to the Council.