HC Deb 30 July 1980 vol 989 cc728-9W
23. Mr. Homewood

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has received a copy of "The Strategy for Corby", a community plan produced by the Corby joint industrial committee; and what is his policy regarding the proposals for funding of estimated capital costs contained therein of £32,936 million for provision of factory sites.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has received a copy of the plan and will be visiting Corby on 6 August to see the progress being made in attracting new jobs. The Commission for the New Towns has been authorised to proceed with its proposals for making 113 acres of land in the Weldon area available for private industrial development and the commission is also proceeding with a limited programme of factory construction at Earlstrees.