HC Deb 07 November 1950 vol 480 c756
26. Sir H. Williams

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning whether, in view of the threat to much other housing accommodation, he will take steps to prevent the demolition of the bungalow belonging to Mr. Edward John Hooper, of Alma, Morden, Dorset.

Mr. Dalton

My attention was drawn to this case by an article in the "Sunday Pictorial" on 29th October, which no doubt the hon. Gentleman also read, and I at once got in touch with the Dorsetshire County Council, who told me that they had no intention of demolishing this building at present and that Mr. Hooper has now applied to them for permission to retain it. If his application is rejected it will be made clear to him that he can appeal to me. In these circumstances I cannot comment now on the case.

Sir H. Williams

May I thank the right hon. Gentleman for the answer? Will he ask the editor of "Jane" to be more careful in the future?