§ Mr. Powell
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he can make any statement about the date when the Town and Country Planning Act, 1954, will come into operation.
§ Mr. Sandys
I have made an Order appointing 1st January, 1955, as the date of commencement of the Act for all purposes. Copies of the Order have been placed in the Library today. I have also made, and have laid before Parliament today, Regulations governing the procedure for applying to the Central Land Board for payments under Part I of the Act, and for claiming from the Minister compensation in respect of planning decisions.