HC Deb 04 March 1947 vol 434 c214
2. Mr. Derek Walker-Smith

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning what action he proposes to take in regard to the proposed new town of Stevenage, in view of the quashing by the High Court of the Order made in respect of it.

Mr. Silkin

Notice of appeal against the recent decision has been given on my behalf.

Mr. Walker-Smith

The House will await the result of the appeal with interest; can the Minister give some indication of the interim effect of the quashing of the Order? Will there be any effect on any action already taken, which may now be ultra vires, such as premises acquired, salaries paid, and so on?

Mr. Silkin

The interim effect is, of course, to hold up the procedure.