HC Deb 28 January 1997 vol 289 c171W
Mr. Harvey

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what steps he has taken to restrict the number of out-of-town supermarkets in rural areas. [12011]

Sir Paul Beresford

I have been asked to reply.

We have published revised versions of PPG13 (transport) and of PPG6 (town centres and retail developments), which encourage the location of town centre uses, including retailing in existing centres. Additionally Government have undertaken a wide variety of regeneration and redevelopment projects which will also encourage development in town centres, including the single regeneration budget and English Partnerships.