Royston

Oral Answers to Questions — Local Government – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th June 1965.

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Photo of Mrs Shirley Williams Mrs Shirley Williams , Hitchin 12:00 am, 29th June 1965

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what consideration he has given to the expansion of Royston under the Expanded Towns Development Act.

Photo of Mr James MacColl Mr James MacColl , Widnes

My right hon. Friend appreciates the urban district council's wish to see its town expand, and he will be looking at this in the light of the review of the South East Study.

Photo of Mrs Shirley Williams Mrs Shirley Williams , Hitchin

In the light of the great need to find more areas to which the population can go in the Home Counties, may I ask whether my hon. Friend is aware that this is a town which is well served by road and rail and that there is an almost unanimous desire for expansion? Is he aware that it is about to start the modernisation of community services of a kind that the present size of the town will find it almost impossible to bear?

Photo of Mr James MacColl Mr James MacColl , Widnes

My right hon. Friend is well aware of the advantages of Royston and he hopes not to delay for too long a decision on this matter.