HC Deb 22 June 1971 vol 819 cc269-70W
Mr. Ron Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what progress is being made in his Department's consultations with the local authority associations regarding sex supermarket shops; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Graham Page

The associations have not all completed discussions with member authorities but the reactions I have received so far suggest that the general consensus of association advice will be that the use of planning powers would not be appropriate to control the setting up of such shops.