HC Deb 11 March 1936 vol 309 c2122
40. Captain MACDONALD

asked the Minister of Transport whether he can make a statement as to the action which has been taken so far with regard to the prevention of ribbon development under the powers provided by the Ribbon Development Act?


Resolutions have been submitted to me by 54 highway authorities proposing to bring under the restrictions of Section 2 of the Act some 5,000 miles of road, in addition to the 43,000 miles brought under these restrictions by the Act itself. I have already approved about half the resolutions. Five highway authorities have applied for my approval of standard widths under Section 1, but many more are engaged in the surveys necessary before the exact line of road and appropriate standard width can be determined.


Does my right hon. Friend find any difficulty about the arrangements between the administration of this Act and that of the Town Planning Act? Has he experienced any delay?


No difficulty of any kind in that connection has been brought to my notice, and I think it is working smoothly.