HC Deb 02 June 1938 vol 336 c2219
39 Mr. Mander

asked the Minister of Health whether he is now able to make any statement with regard to the policy of the Government for setting up a national parks authority, as recommended by the Royal Commission in 1931?

The Minister of Health (Mr. Elliot)

I am not yet in a position to make any statement on this matter.

Mr. Mander

In view of the delay of seven years and the tremendous public interest taken in this question, will the right hon. Gentleman pot indicate whether a decision is likely to be taken at an early date?

Mr. Elliot

I have just taken over the examination of this problem. I hope it will not take too long.

Mr. Mander

If I put down a question in three weeks' time will the right hon. Gentleman be in a position to give me an answer?

Mr. James Griffiths

Does not this indicate that progress has stopped since 1931?