HC Deb 09 July 1957 vol 573 cc179-80
19. Mr. Blenkinsop

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what arrangements he is making to bring in amending legislation to enable grants to be paid to local authorities for their administrative and warden service expenses in connection with National Parks.

Mr. Bevins

My right hon. Friend cannot hold out hopes of introducing legislation to amend the National Parks Act in the near future.

Mr. Blenkinsop

In view of the Parliamentary Secretary's predecessor's invitation to various bodies to submit proposals for amendment, is not it time to give further consideration to the matter, particularly in view of the discussion in the House the other day?

Mr. Bevins

My right hon. Friend has received various representations from several bodies on these two points, and he will certainly bear them in mind against the time when legislation is considered.