HC Deb 06 December 1938 vol 342 cc1005-6
85. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Health whether he will include in his next inquiry or memorandum respecting the Town and Country Planning Act, 1932, and sent to the 30 county councils and to the borough councils possessing coastal boundaries, a request that they shall inform him of the approximate coastal mileage owned by them; and how many of those authorities have made representations to him concerning the planning of the sea coast and the preservation of amenities?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health (Mr. Bernays)

As and when coastal planning schemes are submitted to my right hon. Friend for approval, he will certainly ask for the necessary information referred to by the hon. Member, but my right hon. Friend sees no advantage in requiring the county councils and borough councils concerned to supply this information beforehand. These local authorities have not made any specific representations to my right hon. Friend on the matters mentioned.

Mr. Sorensen

In view of the very great interest in this matter, could the Minister not, in the circular referred to in the question, carry out an inquiry among the various authorities; and would not such information, which could be very easily collected, be very valuable?

Mr. Bernays

If there is any demand for it, I will draw my right hon. Friend's attention to the matter.

Mr. Sorensen

Then I demand it.

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