asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many town-planning schemes, and covering what acreage of land, have been approved by the Department of Health for Scotland prior to the passing of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act, 1932, and since the passing of the Act, respectively; and, if no schemes have been approved since the Act, how many local authorities have 2145W passed resolutions to prepare schemes under the Act and how many of those resolutions have been approved by the Department?
§ Sir G. COLLINS
Prior to the coming into operation of the Act referred to, the Department of Health had approved 10 town-planning schemes covering a total area of 89,410 acres. No planning schemes have been approved by the Department since the Act was passed. According to the records of the Department, resolutions to prepare planning schemes under the Act have been passed by three local authorities. Only two of these resolutions have so far been submitted for approval and they are at present under consideration.