HC Deb 04 June 1957 vol 571 cc1068-9
31. Mr. du Cann

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he is aware that it is possible under the provisions of the Town and Country Planing Act, 1947, for a stranger to obtain planning permission in respect of land without the knowledge of the owner, and that fraud could result; whether he is satisfied with this situation; and what action he proposes to take to remedy it.

Mr. H. Brooke

It would require legislation to change this situation. I can see that the present arrangement is open to some objection, and yet any other arrangement might well create more difficulties than it would cure. I should be glad to consider any suggestions which my hon. Friend may have.