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New Town Development Corporations

Volume 14: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many new town development corporations have been set up since 1945 in Scotland; if he will list them; and what is the latest total population of the areas they cover.

Six new town development corporations have been set up in Scotland since 1945. One of these—Stonehouse—was the subject of a designation order made on 14 August 1973 but revoked on 31 August 1977. Details of the designation and current populations of the five remaining new towns are:

TownDesignation order madePopulation as in preliminary report of 1981 census
East Kilbride6 May 194771,316
Glenrothes30 June 194832,478
Cumbernauld9 December 195548,207
Livingston16 Aprill96236,510
Irvine9 November 196655,278