HC Deb 05 May 1964 vol 694 c144W
45. Mr. Holt

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what steps he has now taken to encourage the recruitment by local authorities of qualified planning engineers.

Mr. Corfield

I am, of course, aware of the urgent need for more planners, including engineer planners, and of the recruitment difficulties that local planning authorities are facing. The Department has recently had further discussions with the Town Planning Institute about its proposals for the education and training of more planners. We will shortly be discussing these with the Ministry of Education and the University Grants Commission.