§ 63. Mr. MANDER
asked the Minister of Health whether the advisory committee in connection with the operation of the Town and Country Planning Act will be enabled by its terms of reference to give consideration to the question of national parks; and whether this will be borne in mind in selecting the personnel?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Mr. Shakespeare)
It will be competent to the advisory committee to consider the question of national parks in connection with planning schemes. When the personnel of the committee is announced, my right hon. Friend feels sure that the hon. Member will be satisfied that this aspect of planning has not been overlooked.
In considering the question of national parks and houses to be built, will the Minister consider the advisability of placing the houses a little further back from the national roads, thereby saving the lives of hundreds of children?
§ Mr. SHAKESPEARE
Those powers are already possessed by local authorities under the Town and Country Planning Act.