HC Deb 21 April 1937 vol 322 cc1757-8
68. Captain Arthur Evans

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the Cardiff Corporation propose to erect 2,000 houses within the next four years; whether he will prevail upon the city council to consult some competent architectural authority and so avoid the further erection of the inadequate elevations that threaten to disfigure the city boundaries; and whether he will press for the early presentation by the city council of its long-delayed town-planning scheme?

Mr. R. S. Hudson

I am aware of the proposal of the local authority to which my hon. Friend refers. The plans and elevations of the first instalment of the scheme were submitted to my Department before approval. My right hon. Friend's attitude on the question of the employment of architects by local authorities is set out in Circular 1539 issued to local authorities on 7th May last year, a copy of which I will send to my hon. Friend. My right hon. Friend is in communication with the local authority with a view to expediting the progress of their town planning schemes.