HC Deb 05 February 1942 vol 377 cc1276-7
46. Mr. Bossom

asked the Prime Minister which Minister will be responsible for introducing the promised Town Planning Bill; and which Ministry Will have the task of administering it when it becomes law, as it was officially announced on Friday, 23rd January, 1942, that the Ministry of Works and Buildings has no planning powers or ambitions?

The Prime Minister

The future policy for urban and rural development and for the exercise of the powers of the central Government under the Town and Country Planning Acts, including the powers which will be available under the proposed legislation, is under consideration by the Government. It is hoped to make an announcement shortly.

Mr. Bossom

Is the Prime Minister aware that people have understood that since the end of 1940 this matter has been seriously studied, and that they are very anxious to get information of the Government's policy on this situation?