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Volume 526: debated on Tuesday 6 April 1954

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government at what rate houses are now being erected in Harlow new town; its present population of men, women and children, respectively; whether the establishment of industrial undertakings is keeping pace with this expansion; and, approximately how many former inhabitants of the borough of Leyton have found accommodation there in comparison with those from other boroughs.

The current rate of house building is approximately 2,000 a year, and so far industrial provision is in step with this. Separate figures are not available for men, women and children resident in the new town, but the latest available figures show that 169 families have moved from Leyton.