HC Deb 27 February 1934 vol 286 cc923-4
28. Mr. MANDER

asked the Minister of Health if he has now appointed an Advisory Committee in connection with the operation of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1932; and if he will state the terms of reference and the names of members?


The arrangements for the appointment of the committee are nearly complete, and the names of the members will be announced shortly. The terms of reference are: To consider general questions relating to the administration of town and country planning in England and Wales, and any other related matters which may from time to time be referred by the Minister of Health to the committee, and, as occasion may require, to make recommendations to him.


Does the hon. Gentleman consider that that would cover such questions as national parks? Is it intended to cover them?


I should like notice of that question, but my impression is that it would.

Viscountess ASTOR

Will my hon. Friend ask the Minister of Health to consider bringing in some Bill immediately to prevent building directly on the high road, which is causing a great many deaths among young children?


I think that is another question.

32. Captain ERSKINE-BOLST (for Mr. HALL-CAINE)

asked the Minister of Health how many local authorities have taken action under the Town and Country Planning Act with regard to the erection and control of petrol pumps and advertisement hoardings?


Forty-five resolutions to prepare schemes have been approved by my right hon. Friend under the Act. Local authorities may be expected to include in these and in other schemes now in course of preparation provisions for controlling the erection and use of petrol pumps and advertisement hoardings, and it is probable that, pending the coming into operation of the schemes, the authorities are taking action to regulate the erection and use of these structures as and when applications are made for permission to provide them.