HC Deb 08 February 1985 vol 72 c725W
Mr. Cohen

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce legislation to prohibit the use of land for fairs without prior planning permission in all circumstances; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Macfarlane

No. Temporary planning permission is available in the General Development Order 1977 for the use of land for fairs for up to 28 days in total in any calendar year, and I have no reason to suppose that any changes in these arrangements are necessary.