HC Deb 16 November 1948 vol 458 c16W
22. Mr. Walker-Smith

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning whether he intends to make provision for the hearing of representations, evidence or argument, in difficult cases referred to him for his certificate under Section 80 of the Town and Country Planning Act. 1947.

Mr. Silkin

No. The burden of work arising from these cases makes it impossible to grant interviews as a matter of course, but where the position cannot readily be explained by letter my Department will grant an interview.