HC Deb 18 October 1945 vol 414 c1536W
Sir J. Mellor

asked the Minister of Health why his Department failed to consult with the Ministry of Education before approving requisition by the Sutton Coldfield Corporation as a site for temporary bungalows of the major portion of the playing-field of the Hollies Collegiate School; if he is aware that the war agricultural executive committee undertook that the land, recently growing potatoes, should be restored at the end of the war to its normal condition; and whether, in view of the recommendation that the school should retain at least a football pitch area, he will reconsider his consent to the requisition.

Mr. Bevan

The authorisation to which the hon. Member refers was given before I took office after full consideration of the owner's objection and consultation with the Planning Officer. I have no power to reconsider the decision.