HC Deb 10 March 1938 vol 332 cc2097-8
38. Sir Nicholas Grattan-Doyle

asked the Minister of Health what number of local authorities have not taken any action in respect of planning schemes under the Town and Country Planning Act; and whether any representations have been made to them by his Department as to the exercise of their powers under this Act?

The Minister of Health (Sir Kingsley Wood)

The number of local authorities in whose areas a planning scheme is not either approved or in course of preparation is 329. The extent of planning control is increasing by an average of 150,000 acres per month and where a need of planning powers becomes evident, it is my practice to communicate with the local authority concerned with a view to the necessary action being taken.