§ Mr. F. Noel-Baker
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he is aware that, since the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations, 1960, came into operation, eight areas of special control, including only one extensive area in England, have been approved; whether he is satisfied with this rate of progress; and what further steps he proposes to take in older to secure a wider application of special control as envisaged in his Circular No. 3 of 1960.
§ Mr. Corfield
Local planning authorities are aware of the importance attached to special control both by my right hon. Friend and by his predecessors. I understand that several orders, covering extensive areas, are now being prepared. The preparatory work, including the detailed survey of a county area, necessarily takes time.