HC Deb 05 May 1971 vol 816 c375W
Mr. David Reed

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment in which designated new towns control of the industrial areas is vested in authorities other than the relevant development corporation; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Channon

The main industrial areas providing employment at Aycliffe, Corby and Hatfield are not in the ownership of the new town authority. In several other new towns in England more recently designated there is substantial existing industry which the development corporations do not control.