§ Sir Anthony Kershaw
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he is satisfied about the procedures in connection with the enforcement of regulations under town planning arrangements; and whether he will propose any alterations in the law.
§ Mr. Macfarlane
My right hon. Friend acknowledges that the provisions for enforcement of planning control, in Part V of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971, do not always produce the intended remedy as quickly as local planning authorities would like. Nevertheless, these provisions were substantially amended and improved, only two years ago, by the Local Government and Planning (Amendment) Act 1981; and my right hon. Friend has at present no further amendments to propose. If my hon. Friend wishes to suggest amendments, I shall be glad to consider any proposals he may like to send me.