HC Deb 25 March 1987 vol 113 c166W
Mr. Murphy

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will outline future initiatives planned for the residents of new towns.

Mr. John Patten

The Government have proposed target dates by which we expect the new town development corporations substantially to have completed their tasks. We hope then to be able to wind them up. We shall give residents of the towns who are tenants of the corporations or the Commission for the New Towns an opportunity fo express their own preferences about the future ownership of their homes. Other Government initiatives will benefit new towns residents in the same way as they benefit our other citizens.