HC Deb 10 December 1981 vol 14 cc484-5W
Mr. Murphy

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what recent representation he has received seeking a change in planning laws to control sex shops.

Mr. Giles Shaw

Since the beginning of this parliamentary Session, the Department has received 16 letters expressing concern about the spread of sex shops. Six of these letters sought a change in planning legislation. During the same period the matter has also been raised in the House in three questions to my right hon. Friend. I also refer my hon. Friend to my reply of 2 December to my hon. Friend the Member for Worthing (Mr. Higgins)—[Vol. 14, c.169].