HC Deb 21 May 1957 vol 570 c1027
38. Mr. Beswick

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what guidance or information he has sent to local authorities in recent years with regard to the planning of shopping areas.

Mr. H. Brooke

No written advice has been sent out in recent years, but informal help has frequently been given to individual local authorities by officers of the Ministry.

Mr. Beswick

Does not the Minister think that it would now be appropriate to send out some written advice, or to call the attention of some of these local authorities to some of the planning research that has been done in this matter?

Mr. Brooke

I will certainly consider that. Perhaps the hon. Member will help me by telling me what sort of point he has in mind.