HC Deb 06 December 1954 vol 535 c18W
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.