HC Deb 13 November 1980 vol 992 cc463-4W
Mr. John Evans

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has instructed new town development corporations to reduce their staff; and, if so, if he will list in the Official Report the staff reductions he expects in each of the new towns in Great Britain.

Mr. Stanley

My right hon. Friend is responsible for the English new towns only. We have discussed with chairmen of development corporations how they might respond to the Government's stated policy that there should be a reduction in the size of the public sector. Following these discussions we have set administrative

the opportunity to purchase their homes on favourable terms.