HC Deb 22 July 1937 vol 326 c2446W
Colonel Ropner

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the objections lodged at the public inquiry into the Selby by-pass scheme on 16th July owing to the fact that Sir Leopold Saville, a member of the firm of Messrs.. Alexander Gibb and Partners, who prepared the scheme in question, appeared as technical assessor to the commissioner in charge; and whether, in view of the fact that this inquiry was presumed to be of an impartial and independent character, he can indicate the reasons for Sir Leopold Saville's appointment and the precise nature of his position in relation to the inquiry and the report thereon?

Mr. Burgin

I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer which I gave yesterday on this subject. I am sending him a copy.