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Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 20 February 1952

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he is aware that, owing to the overspill of the Liverpool population, about 95,000 people of necessity must be housed in the Lancashire County Council area in the near future, and that Liverpool will suffer loss by such an arrangement; and what action he is taking with the zoning authority to bring the outlying areas required within the city's boundary.

My right hon. Friend is aware that houses will have to be built outside Liverpool's boundaries for a substantial number of people from the city. The information and proposals which the Liverpool Council submit with their development plan will show the scale and urgency of the need.

As regards the latter part of the Question, an adjustment of the city boundary was made last year by the Liverpool Ex-tension Act. If any further adjustment is thought to be needed it will no doubt be discussed in the first place among the local authorities concerned.