HC Deb 23 March 1938 vol 333 c1202
58. Sir Arnold Gridley

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is now in a position to make a further statement concerning further threatened extension of ribbon development along the Watford by-pass road, and what further steps the highway authority are prepared to take in this matter?

Mr. Burgin

I have communicated with the county council, and I am satisfied that they are fully aware of their powers under the Restriction of Ribbon Development Act. As the Act requires that every application shall be considered on its merits, I do not feel it would be proper for me to ask the county council to say in advance what decision they will take on any particular application.