HC Deb 19 July 1978 vol 954 c231W
Mr. Newens

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is monitoring the transfer of housing assets from new town corporations to local authorities in each case; and if he is satisfied with the manner in which this process is being carried through.

Mr. Guy Barnett

Yes. The transfer last April of nearly 100,000 houses and associated properties from new town corporations to district councils under schemes made under the New Towns (Amendment) Act 1976 appears generally to have taken place smoothly. The transfer process is now being reviewed with the authorities concerned to see what lessons have been learned for the next round.