HC Deb 05 December 1963 vol 685 c211W
52. Mr. Gardner

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why Warley has been selected as the site for a Civil Defence nuclear village in face of opposition by the local council and residents; and whether he will consider selecting another site.

Mr. Woodhouse

The site at Warley for a civil defence combined exercise ground was selected by Essex County Council. I understand that no objections were raised when the proposal was advertised at the appropriate planning stage, and my right hon. Friend has no power to direct the County Council to seek another site.