HC Deb 04 March 1981 vol 1000 cc142-3W
42. Mr. Hal Miller

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what progress has been made towards agreeing the terms of transfer for second generation new towns under the provisions of the New Towns Act 1975.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

I recently discussed our proposals with the Association of District Councils and we are considering the position in the light of this.

52. Mr. Dover

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, further to his answer of 4 February, Official Report, c. 283, what savings he anticipates in each of the next four years as a result of his policy on the future of the third generation new towns.

Mr. Stanley

No savings can be specifically attributed to the decisions announced on 4 February. However, as my right hon. Friend made clear, within a framework of an overall reduction in public expenditure on new towns, the emphasis will be on the infrastructure necessary to support private sector investment.

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