HC Deb 28 May 1936 vol 312 cc2178-9

asked the Minister of Health whether he has considered the protests submitted to him respecting the proposed demolition of picturesque houses in the village of Finchingfield, Essex; and whether he will take steps to see that, while adequate and suitable provision of working-class accommodation is encouraged, no unnecessary destruction of rural beauty and amenities takes place in that district?


I have received representations with regard to the orders to which the hon. Member refers. I have directed an inquiry into these orders, and pending consideration of the report of my inspector it would not be proper for me to make any statement on the particular orders. The hon. Member may, however, rest assured that I am fully alive to the importance of the considerations mentioned in the second part of the question.

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