HC Deb 04 August 1976 vol 916 cc863-4W
26. Mr. George Rodgers

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the investment programme for new towns.

Mr. John Silkin

Total gross capital investment by development corporations in the 21 English new towns to date is of the order of £1,550 million. This year's programme calls for a further investment of about £300 million of which some £210 million will be on housing.