§ Mr. Townsend
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take steps to amend Section 52 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 to obtain better handling of redevelopment projects involving existing and proposed theatres; and what further action he proposes to take in order to safeguard the nation's theatres.
§ Mr. Crosland
No, I have no present intention of amending Section 52. There is a Theatres Bill at present before the House.