HC Deb 11 December 1980 vol 995 cc467-8W
Mr. Proctor

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what circulars and letters have been sent by his Department to new town development corporations urging them to accept an allocation of Vietnamese refugees; and what was the result in each case.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

The Department has sent one letter to each new town corporation in England about accommodation for housing refugees from Vietnam. The offers of accommodation by each new town are attached.

Housing Units Offered
Basildon 12
Central Lancashire new Town 20
Milton Keynes 20
Northampton 10
Peterborough 11
Redditch 5
Runcorn 8
Skelmersdale 12
Telford 8
Warrington 2
Washington 5