§ 43. Mr. Thomas Lewis
asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning if he will state, in respect of each of the severely bombed cities and towns, in which cases declaratory orders under the Town and Country Planning Acts, 1944 and 1947, have already been made; the 739 acreage in each case covered by such orders; and, in connection with these declaratory orders, the number of compulsory purchase orders made to date, excluding overspill areas, and the total acreage covered by such orders.
§ Mr. Silkin
As the answer contains a number of figures, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
|DECLARATORY ORDERS AND ASSOCIATED COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDERS IN SEVERELY BOMBED CITIES AND TOWNS|
|Name of Local Authority||Declaratory orders Made||Compulsory Purchase Orders Confirmed|
|Number||Approximate Acreage||Number||Approximate Acreage|
|(1) Landon Area|
|City of London||…||1||231||—||—|
|London C. (Stepney, Poplar)||…||1||1,312||—||—|
|(2) Provincial Cities and Towns|
|Great Yarmouth C.B.||…||1||35||—||—|
|Kingston upon Hull C.B.||…||1*||212||—||—|
|South Shields C.B.||…||1||13||1||3|
|Weymouth and Melcombe Regis B.||…||1||24||1||10½|
|* Including Declaratory Orders in respect of which a formal Order has not yet been issued, but the Minister has informed the Local Authority of the area to be designated.|
§ concerned, the delay in the issue of compulsory purchase orders is having a very serious effect upon the life and well-being of the borough.
§ Mr. Silkin
I would advise my hon. Friend to look at the figures which I am circulating before he makes such an allegation.
§ Following is the reply: