§ Major A. Jones
asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning whether he will amend the Town and Country Planning (General Interim Development) Order, 1945, so as to enable interim development authorities to regulate the working of surface minerals over the whole of the land in their areas without the necessity of applying for his consent.
§ Mr. Silkin
No, Sir. I am satisfied that in the present very difficult period local authorities should have to satisfy my Department as to the desirability of the control they propose.