HC Deb 08 July 1963 vol 680 c1006

10.21 p.m.

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (Mr. F. V. Corfield)

I beg to move, That the Town and Country Planning (Minerals) Regulations 1963, dated 19th June 1963, a copy of which was laid before this House on 20th June, be approved. These Regulations are in effect a consolidation Measure, in the sense that they follow the main consolidation Act under which they are made and are consequential upon that consolidation. They take the place of the Regulations of 1954 which adapted the provisions of the then planning legislation to the circumstances of mineral workings, and these Regulations are designed to do exactly the same thing in relation to the Town and Country Planning Act, 1962, which is a consolidation Act, as the House knows. I think the only new provisions—very minor ones—arise in Regulation 4. The consolidating 1962 Act contains certain provisions of the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act, 1960, which were not, of course, previously in the Town and Country Planning Act, and, therefore, could not affect the 1954 Regulations. The 1954 Regulations remain operative, in so far as they are still appropriate, in accordance with the Fourteenth Schedule to the 1962 Act.

Question put and agreed to.