§ 18. Sir Waldron Smithers
asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning what forms have to be filled up before permission is granted by the county surveyor to move a gate or change agricultural access to a field; and what is their cost.
§ Mr. Dalton
Such forms are settled by local planning authorities and I have no information about their cost, but I have a suspicion that a good deal of this sort of complication could be done away with, and I hope soon to take steps to this end.
§ Sir W. Smithers
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the facts in this Question are typical of the loss of money caused by the folly of centralised administration under a Socialist Government, and will the right hon. Gentleman try to do away with them as soon as possible and save the taxpayer all this form-filling as well as the cost of the bureaucrats involved?