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New Towns (Assets Transferred)

Volume 940: debated on Wednesday 30 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce legislation to ensure that local authorities in new towns will have increased influence and control over the commercial and industrial assets at present vested in the development corporations when these corporations are wound up.

We are not at present convinced that new legislation is needed; but my right hon. Friend is considering various means of ensuring that the commercial and industrial assets in new towns are managed in a way that is sensitive to local interests and people.