HC Deb 22 April 1947 vol 436 c780
3. Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning if he will include in the "Planning Manual" the suggestion that local authorities wishing to establish animal clinics should consult the R.S.P.C.A. which, with the veterinary profession, has had considerable experience in this matter.

Mr. Silkin

I will consider my hon. Friend's suggestion. It would, however, appear to be inappropriate that the "Planning Manual" should go beyond a general indication of the desirability of consultation with specialised bodies in matters of the kind referred to.

Mr. Janner

Will my right hon. Friend consider this matter very favourably because, after all, the Society holds a unique place and has a unique experience in these matters?

Mr. Silkin

Yes, Sir. I have said that I am considering it and if the Society has a unique place, then inevitably it will be consulted.