HC Deb 06 March 1951 vol 485 c50W
130. Sir H. Williams

asked the Minister of Transport if he will introduce a Bill to amend the Requisitioned Land and War Works Act, in view of the fact that orders under that Act to close up highways are not debatable in this House, while orders to re-open such highways are debatable.

Mr. Barnes

I do not think that such a Bill is required. The Act contains sufficient safeguards in regard to the closure of highways by its provisions for dealing with objections, for reference to the War Works Commission in the event of sustained objections, and for reference to Parliament of any case in which departure from a report of the Commission is proposed.

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