§ Mr. Newens
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he anticipates that he will be able to announce his decision on the expansion of Harlow new town.
§ Mr. John Silkin
I hope in the very near future to have completed my assessment of the development corporation's expansion proposals which has, unfortunately, taken longer than I expected. If I then decide to embark on the procedure for designation set out in the New Towns Act, a final decisison may be expected by the summer of 1976.