HC Deb 21 May 1957 vol 570 cc1011-2
12. Mr. Rankin

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, in view of the fact that the building project planned in Glasgow by Messrs. Littlewood has not so far been proceeded with, if he will call in the planning authorisation with a view to considering its revocation.

Mr. Maclay

Any question of revoking planning permission for this project would be a matter for consideration in the first instance by Glasgow Corporation as planning authority.

Mr. Rankin

Cannot the Minister bring his influence to bear on the corporation to see whether something can be done to heal this gaping wound at the bottom of Queen Street? Cannot he also influence his right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer to reconsider his foolish policy, which is preventing the completion of this building?

Mr. Maclay

I have noted what the hon. Member has said. I do not accept the implication contained in the latter part of his supplementary question.