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New Towns

Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 9 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his policy on the future of Scotland's new towns; and if he will make a statement.

The new towns continue to make a significant contribution to economic growth and employment opportunities in Scotland. The Government adhere to the decision, announced in 1984, that no Scottish new town development corporation should begin the wind-up process before 1 April 1990. It also remains our intention to reassess before that date the probable timing of wind-up of the five development corporations, taking account of developments since 1984 and the circumstances and prospects of each town.