HC Deb 09 July 1968 vol 768 c38W
39. Mr. Bryant Godman Irvine

asked the Minister of Power whether, in view of the increasing demand for electricity, he will now appoint a committee to advise him in cases where a conflict arises between the provision of electricity and the preservation of the countryside.

Mr. Freeson

No. A committee is not necessary. Statutory procedures—to be extended under the Town and Country Planning Bill before Parliament—enable all factors to be considered before decisions are made.