125. Commander Aģnew
asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning why he is refusing to allow the Cambome-Redruth Urban District Council to sell the freehold of a site near Cam Brea station to a firm desirous of erecting on it a factory calculated to give substantial employment to the people of the district.
§ Mr. Silkin:
Under Section 19 (5) of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1944, I am empowered to give my consent to the sale of the freehold only if I am satisfied that there are exceptional circumstances which render the disposal of the land in that manner expedient. On the information at present before me in the Camborne-Redruth case I am not so satisfied, but I have arranged to receive a deputation on the matter from the District Council.