HC Deb 16 January 1978 vol 942 c54W
Mr. Michael McGuire

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take steps to ensure that, following upon his decision to cut back the programme for new towns, the employees of new towns will be treated no less generously than the employees of local authorities were following the reorganisation of local government in 1974: and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Shore

I am currently considering the question of the compensation terms to be offered to staff who become redundant as a result of the winding up of new town development corporations. I shall make a statement as soon as possible.