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New Towns

Volume 884: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1975

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21.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he is satisfied with the operation of the arrangements for finding workers jobs and housing in new towns.

I am advised by the Manpower Services Commission that, so far as it is concerned, the arrangements for finding workers jobs and housing in new towns are generally operating satisfactorily. However, some difficulties are being experienced at present, particularly in some of the London new towns, because the demand for houses exceeds supply. The provision of housing is, of course, a matter for the development corporation concerned.