HC Deb 02 July 1979 vol 969 c491W
Mr. McQuarrie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will set up a committee to examine the planning regulations in Scotland with a view to bringing out new and specific regulations which will be mandatory on all local authorities.

Mr. Rifkind

Planning orders and regulations are already mandatory throughout Scotland, and the question whether to grant planning permission must always be a matter of judgment.