§ Mr. Richard Wainwright
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he is aware that the designation as Green Belt of about fourteen-sixteenths of the total area of Colne Valley urban district frustrates production for export, restricts the variety of employment, and produces no compensating advantages; and whether he will relax this policy in order that houses may be built in the floor of the Valley.
§ Mr. MacColl
My right hon. Friend doubts whether the Green Belt proposals would have these effects. However, the proposals will be advertised so that objections can be considered before he reaches a final decision.