HC Deb 23 March 1965 vol 709 cc46-7W
81. Mr. Brooke

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he will reconsider his decision to deprive the London boroughs of responsibility for planning decisions relating to university developments, in view of the handicap this will impose upon a borough such as Camden in exercising control of development throughout its area; and whether instead he will assign full responsibility as regards university developments to the boroughs subject to any directions the Greater London Council may give under section 24 (6) of the London Government Act 1963.

Mr. Mellish

No. My right hon. Friend considers that proposals for the establishment or expansion of the activities of a university or one of its departments should be dealt with by the Greater London Council, because such a proposal is of importance not only to the borough concerned but Greater London as a whole.