§ Mr. Newens
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give figures to show the value of assets disposed of by each new town development corporation and the New Towns Commission and the total value of all sales since May 1979; and if he will give the figures which were originally given as objectives to be achieved.
§ Mr. Stanley
To publish this information town by town might prejudice the negotiating position of the development corporations and of the Commission for the New Towns. The new towns disposal programme aims at raising £330 million by 31 March 1981. By 31 March 1980, sales to the value of £24.4 million had been completed by the English new towns, and sales to the value of a further £48.3 million had been agreed but not finalised.