Barlow, Scott, and Uthwatt Reports

Oral Answers to Questions — Town and Country Planning – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th May 1944.

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Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East 12:00 am, 11th May 1944

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning whether he can now state the decisions of the Government with regard to the Barlow, Scott, and Uthwatt Reports; and when any legislation or White Papers may be expected on any of the questions involved.

Photo of Mr William Morrison Mr William Morrison , Cirencester and Tewkesbury

I have nothing at present to add to the Answer which I gave to the hon. Member on 30th March, 1944.

Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

When does my right hon. Friend think he will be in a position to give a decision on this matter? Is it true that all efforts to secure agreement on Uthwatt have failed?

Photo of Mr William Morrison Mr William Morrison , Cirencester and Tewkesbury

It is not true that all efforts to secure agreement on this matter have failed. My hon. Friend's Question deals with three Reports. I stated the Government's views on the Scott Report on 30th November last.

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Seaham

Is it not true to say that the Government have not the slightest intention of implementing the recommendations of the Uthwatt Report; and would it not be only fair to the country to say so?

Photo of Mr William Morrison Mr William Morrison , Cirencester and Tewkesbury

No, Sir, it would be neither fair nor true.

Photo of Colonel Alan Gandar-Dower Colonel Alan Gandar-Dower , Penrith and Cockermouth

I hope my right hon. Friend will not be stampeded by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Air.

Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

When is the legislation promised a year or two ago to enable local authorities to purchase bombed sites likely to be introduced?

Photo of Mr William Morrison Mr William Morrison , Cirencester and Tewkesbury

I hope that that Bill will be before the House very shortly.