I hope shortly to be sending a circular on this matter to all London housing authorities. Meanwhile, any person on the housing lists of those authorities who wants to live and work in a new town should advise his authority accordingly.
Will my right hon. Friend particularly bear in mind the difficulties of the Metropolitan borough councils, which are almost at an end of their available building sites and still have thousands of people on their waiting lists and, up to now, have been offered no accommodation in any of the new towns except a few very expensive flats at Stevenage?
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that one advantage of those who live in the City of London is that they have areas outside their own particular Metropolis while many of the outer boroughs have been affected by that fact and, therefore, require that their overspill population should go to these new towns in preference to people who come from the City of London?