HC Deb 21 January 1970 vol 794 c489
8. Mr. Gordon Campbell

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will now refrain from bringing into effect Part of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act, 1969.

Mr. Ross

I would refer the hon. Gentleman to my reply to him of 17th December, 1969.—[Vol. 793, c. 1342.]

Mr. Campbell

As the Government have now, fortunately, changed their mind and accepted that we on this side were right on the question of the basic right of appeal, will the Government now consider giving support to a Private Member's Bill which would make similar changes to other parts of the Act?

Mr. Ross

No, I do not think so, and I do not think that we have changed our mind. This was not something which it was intended to introduce right away. IL however, circumstances changed and there were a great increase in die number of appeals, we would need to look again at the existing power.