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New Town Assets

Volume 982: debated on Wednesday 2 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on his policy regarding future ownership of public assets in new towns.

The Government are committed to supporting the role of the existing new towns in Scotland in creating jobs and securing our industrial future. The development corporations will therefore continue until their job is completed but we believe they should actively encourage the private ownership of housing and industrial and commercial property.