HC Deb 30 October 1985 vol 84 c520W
18. Mr. Richard Page

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what progress has been made by the London Dockland's development corporation in providing homes and jobs in London's docklands.

Sir George Young

2,466 housing units have been completed and occupied between the corporation's inception in July 1981 and March 1985. A further 4,617 dwellings are contained within sites which are under construction and approximately 2,400 are planned to start in 1985–86. 5,700 jobs have been created in the area, including an average of 1,500 jobs in construction at any one time and 200 companies have moved into docklands since 1981.

These are substantial achievements which Ministers are determined to maintain.