§ LORD MOWBRAY AND STOURTONrose to move, That the Town and Country Planning (Minerals) (Scotland) Regulations 1971, be approved. The noble Lord said: My Lords, the Town and Country Planning (Minerals) (Scotland) 904 Regulations 1971 are in all respects similar to the Town and Country Planning (Minerals) Regulations 1971 which have just received your Lordships' approval. Their effect is indeed precisely the same. The differences in appearance, so far as they do not arise from minor differences in tradition and drafting, and in the presentation of the Regulations result from the fact that planning legislation was consolidated for England and Wales in the Act of 1962, whereas, so far, there has been no consolidation of planning legislation in Scotland, although that is a matter which we hope will be rectified in the foreseeable future. Because we have not consolidated our planning legislation, these Regulations have to operate on the Acts of 1947, 1954 and 1969, and that is the explanation of their superficial difference in appearance.
§ Since, in effect, the substance of the Regulations is, as I have said, precisely the same as that of the English Regulations which your Lordships have just approved, I do not think it necessary for me to detain your Lordships with a long explanation. I therefore beg to move that the Town and Country Planning (Minerals) (Scotland) Regulations 1971 be approved.
§ Moved, That the Town and Country Planning (Minerals) (Scotland) Regulations 1971 be approved.—(Lord Mowbray and Stourton.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.