HC Deb 26 October 1943 vol 393 cc49-50W
Mr. Henderson Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will explain the manner in which appeals should be addressed to him under Clause 2 (2) (a) of the Town and County Planning (Interim Development) (Scotland) Bill, and the machinery he has provided for dealing with such appeals; whether the appellants will be heard in person and with their legal or other advisers; what length of time he anticipates will be required to reach decisions; and whether, in the event of an appellant feeling that he has been wronged in law, an appeal against the Secretary of State's decision will be permitted and, if so, how?

Mr. Johnston

Appeals may be lodged with the Secretary of State by sending him a letter setting out the grounds of appeal. The appeals will be considered by the Secretary of State and, where necessary, he will appoint an officer to hear parties along with their legal or technical

number acquitted, the number where the charge was proved without a finding of guilt being recorded, and the number where a finding of guilt was recorded, were as follow:

those found guilty, the numbers of boys and girls under and over 14 years of age:

advisers. Decisions on appeals will be given as expeditiously as possible. The questions coming before the Secretary of State will be purely questions of fact and there will be no appeal against his decision.