§ 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 1069 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.