Factories, New Towns

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th July 1949.

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Photo of Sir Austen Albu Sir Austen Albu , Edmonton 12:00 am, 28th July 1949

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many firms have, through his suggestion, agreed to establish factories in the new towns.

Photo of Mr Harold Wilson Mr Harold Wilson , Ormskirk

If, as I assume, my hon. Friend is referring to the London new towns, my Department have approved the proposals of eight firms to establish new factories in these towns.

Photo of Sir Austen Albu Sir Austen Albu , Edmonton

Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that in the direction of new factories, the correct balance is being held between the new towns and the development areas?

Photo of Mr Harold Wilson Mr Harold Wilson , Ormskirk

Yes, Sir, and I am in close touch with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Town and Country Planning on this matter.