§ 19. Dame Irene Ward
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, in view of the effect to date of Washington New Town in attracting industry to the Northern Region, and the need for its continuance, if he will ensure that an adequate supply of industrial land is readily available.
§ Mr. Channon
I recognise the importance of this to the continuing success of the town, and my right hon. Friend is now consulting the local authorities and statutory undertakers concerned on a proposal from the development corporation that he should make an order adding about 275 acres of land for industrial development to the designated area.