§ 30. Mr. Mander
asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning whether he 2071 can now state the decisions of the Government with regard to the Barlow, Scott, and Uthwatt Reports; and when any legislation or White Papers may be expected on any of the questions involved.
§ The Minister of Town and Country Planning (Mr. W. S. Morrison)
I have nothing at present to add to the Answer which I gave to the hon. Member on 30th March, 1944.
§ Mr. Mander
When does my right hon. Friend think he will be in a position to give a decision on this matter? Is it true that all efforts to secure agreement on Uthwatt have failed?
§ Mr. Morrison
It is not true that all efforts to secure agreement on this matter have failed. My hon. Friend's Question deals with three Reports. I stated the Government's views on the Scott Report on 30th November last.
§ Mr. Shinwell
Is it not true to say that the Government have not the slightest intention of implementing the recommendations of the Uthwatt Report; and would it not be only fair to the country to say so?
§ Lieut.-Colonel Dower
I hope my right hon. Friend will not be stampeded by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Air.
§ Mr. Mander
When is the legislation promised a year or two ago to enable local authorities to purchase bombed sites likely to be introduced?