Power Station Site, Durham

Oral Answers to Questions — Town and Country Planning – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th April 1945.

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Photo of Mr Joshua Ritson Mr Joshua Ritson , City of Durham 12:00 am, 12th April 1945

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning if, in view of the concern that is being expressed at the long delay of the report concerning the site of the power station at Keipur, Durham, and as the development committees in the area are becoming anxious with regard to the letting of future sites in the same vicinity, he will expedite the publication of the report.

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

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply to the hon. Member for Gateshead (Mr. Magnay) on 8th February, of which I am sending him a copy and to which I have, at present, nothing to add.

Photo of Mr Joshua Ritson Mr Joshua Ritson , City of Durham

What is holding this up?

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

The public inquiry did disclose certain matters on which further information was necessary, and these inquiries have proceeded and have taken rather longer than was expected. I hope soon to be able to make an announcement on the matter.