§ 127. Mr. Gammans
asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning under what statutory authority he authorised the Jarrow Corporation compulsorily to purchase land now proposed to be sold to the Jarrow and Hebburn Cooperative Society; and what is the statutory authority for such sale.
§ Mr. Silkin:
I confirmed the Compulsory Purchase Order submitted by the Jarrow Council under Section 10 (1) (a) of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1944. I am precluded by the terms of Section 19 of the Act from consenting to a sale or lease for more than 99 years of land so acquired unless there are exceptional circumstances, and I have informed the Jarrow Town Council that I am aware of no such circumstances in this case.