Oral Answers to Questions — Planning Instructions

– in the House of Commons on 14th October 1942.

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Photo of Sir Edward Keeling Sir Edward Keeling , Twickenham

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Planning whether he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT his Ministry's instructions, dated 21st July, 1942, to local authorities and planning committees?

Photo of Mr Henry Strauss Mr Henry Strauss , Norwich

It would not be in accordance with precedent to publish such a circular letter in the OFFICIAL REPORT, but a copy will be placed in the Library.

Photo of Sir Edward Keeling Sir Edward Keeling , Twickenham

Can my hon. Friend say whether he has tried to get the Press to publish these instructions, which are of great public interest?

Photo of Mr Henry Strauss Mr Henry Strauss , Norwich

The circular received some notice in the daily Press, and also received considerable comment and was generally printed in full in the technical Press.