HC Deb 24 February 1927 vol 202 c1910
52. Mr. T. THOMSON

asked the Minister of Health how many towns have begun to formulate town planning schemes; and how many towns with a population of 10,000 or more have done nothing in the matter?


Two hundred and ninety-four urban authorities have prepared or are preparing town planning schemes, a number of which extend to portions of other urban areas. The number of urban authorities with a population of 10,000 or over in whose areas formal steps have not, so far as I am aware, been taken in the preparation of town planning schemes is 276.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say what steps he proposes to take to stimulate these local authorities?


Pressure is being continually put upon them by my Department.