HC Deb 07 March 1979 vol 963 cc691-2W
31. Mr. Gerry Fowler

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what further measures he proposes to ensure that Telford New Town achieves its population growth targets.

Mr. Guy Barnett

Telford's population growth is intended to be employment-led. In the light of the decline of some traditional industries and the current employment position in Telford, and following representations by my hon. Friend and the development corporation, the Govern-

information about the contribution to safety which can be made by crowd segregation and crush barriers, this information having been developed by my working party on football crowd behaviour.

The Government are much appreciative of the very substantial grants made by the Football Grounds Improvement Trust to many of the clubs designated under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975. When this first priority of safety work has been completed the Trust should be able to assist with more general ground improvements.