HC Deb 09 February 1960 vol 617 c214
20. Mr. A. J. Irvine

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what requirement he has given to the Oxford City Council that any decision by it to develop land in Christ Church Meadow by the construction thereon of a road be referred to him.

Mr. H. Brooke

Any such proposal would involve amending the City's development plan, and would, therefore, require my approval before becoming effective.

Mr. Irvine

I am obliged to the right hon. Gentleman for that Answer. Would he bear in mind that even his most bitter political opponents do not desire for him the fate of eternal torment, which will be his lot if this project goes through?

Mr. Brooke

As no project has so far been put up to me by the Oxford City Council, and as the hon. and learned Gentleman's remark did not appear to require an answer from me, I hope that he will excuse me if I do not give one.