HC Deb 09 November 1948 vol 457 cc1368-9
30. Mr. Spearman

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning when he expects to be able to announce his decision concerning the future of Fylingdale Moor.

Mr. Silkin

There are some aspects of this matter requiring further consideration, but I hope to be able to announce a decision before long.

Mr. Spearman

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, as long ago as July, 1946, the then Secretary of State for War promised, almost in those words, that a decision could be expected soon; and, in view of the great feeling locally, will he do everything to expedite a very quick decision?

Mr. Silkin

I certainly will, but, of course, since 1946, the machinery of public inquiry has been instituted, and that does take some time.

Mr. Turton

Will the Minister publish a report of the public inquiry when the decision is made?

Mr. Silkin

That is not usual.