§ Sir R. Glyn
asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning when a decision can be given on the matters raised at the recent inquiry at Guildhall last January concerning property within the City of London upon which the Corporation have applied for Declaratory Order under the Town and Country Planning Act, in view of the importance of proceeding with orderly development schemes.
§ Mr. Silkin
The inquiry into the application of the Corporation of the City of London for a Declaratory Order under Section 1 (1) of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1944, was concluded on nth February, 1948, after a hearing lasting 12 days. The Inspector's report has now been submitted to me and will be given immediate consideration. It will he appreciated, however, that large and important matters are involved in this application, and while a decision will be reached as soon as possible, I am unable at present to say when this will be.