HC Deb 02 November 1943 vol 393 cc540-1W
Sir P. Hurd

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning what action he is taking to ensure that the N.F.S. and other war-time bodies are not erecting buildings with disregard of town planning schemes and without prior consultation with his Department and the local authorities concerned?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

It has been agreed between the Departments concerned that local planning authorities and my regional planning officers shall be consulted about the requisitioning of sites and the erection of new buildings thereon. While this is the normal procedure, it cannot always be followed in cases of extreme urgency, and war-time necessities must sometimes override the provisions of town planning schemes.