§ Mr. Thorne
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will investigate the projected housing provision within the central Lancashire new town development, particularly in relation to public and private housing, with a view to reappraising the limitations imposed on the new towns in this regard; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Silkin
In central Lancashire this is one of the matters to be considered in the context of the outline plan which I understand the development corporation will in due course submit for my 195W right hon. Friend's endorsement. I shall shortly be consulting the New Towns Chairmen's Conference about the more general aspects of the relation between public and private housing.