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:
|Town||Designation order made||Population as in preliminary report of 1981 census|
|East Kilbride||6 May 1947||71,316|
|Glenrothes||30 June 1948||32,478|
|Cumbernauld||9 December 1955||48,207|
|Irvine||9 November 1966||55,278|