HC Deb 10 March 1943 vol 387 cc683-4W
Mr. Bossom

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning whether he will review the special privileges held by the Commissioners of Crown Lands, railway companies, etc., to require all to conform with town and country planning and building regulations, which apply to everyone else throughout the country?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

The exemption of the Crown from the provisions of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1932, is unlikely in practice to lead to difficulty in future. That Act confers no general exemption on railway companies and other statutory undertakers. The question of the application of provisions of schemes made under the Act to such undertakers is being considered in connection with the recommendations of the Scott and Uthwatt Reports.