Results 1–20 of 1677 for speaker:Mr Lewis Silkin

Orders of the Day — National Parks and Access to the Countryside Bill (9 Dec 1949)

Mr Lewis Silkin: I beg to move, "That the Lords Amendments be now considered." It will perhaps be convenient if I say straight away that it is proposed to accept all the Lords Amendments. We do not disagree with any of them. There are some 140 Amendments and most of them are of a drafting character, or are consequential on drafting Amendments, or represent improvements in machinery. Perhaps it would be...

Orders of the Day — Ironstone Workings, Northants (6 Dec 1949)

Mr Lewis Silkin: I should like to congratulate my hon. and learned Friend (Mr. Mitchison) on seizing this opportunity of raising this question once more. He has shown an almost insatiable thirst for information on this subject. Every Tuesday there is a batch of Questions about it, and this evening we have been treated to a good many more. I do not think it is possible for me in the short time available to...

Orders of the Day — Ironstone Workings, Northants (6 Dec 1949)

Mr Lewis Silkin: No. If the hon. and learned Gentleman had been listening more carefully than he appears to have been, he would have heard that I said this is the estimate for 1949 in Northamptonshire. I did say that this is the total increase in derelict land in Northamptonshire for 1949. If we take the estimated amount of dereliction over the next 10 years, it is about 500 acres. Again, I am not saying this...

Orders of the Day — Ironstone Workings, Northants (6 Dec 1949)

Mr Lewis Silkin: My hon. and learned Friend has adopted the suggestions and put them forward, and he ought of his own knowledge to know what he is talking about. Let us take, for instance, this question of complete restoration. There was a public inquiry some months ago in respect of an application to work a large area in Northamptonshire. Evidence was given on behalf of the producer that it would cost...

Orders of the Day — Ironstone Workings, Northants (6 Dec 1949)

Mr Lewis Silkin: No, I cannot; but the fact is that to impose a condition on a producer, which is what I am being asked to do, that in all cases we should insist on restoration to agricultural use, seems to me to savour of a lunatic asylum. How can one run an undertaking economically by spending £2,000 per acre in order to get something worth £50 to £70? Allowing for complete pessimism on the part of...

Orders of the Day — Ironstone Workings, Northants (6 Dec 1949)

Mr Lewis Silkin: I have only a limited amount of time, and I would like to state my case. I merely illustrate that as one of the difficulties I am faced with in trying to decide what are reasonable conditions to impose. I am being asked to impose conditions on the producers, and it is no good imposing conditions which will kill the industry or are impracticable. We want this production to go on, and we have...

Oral Answers to Questions — Town and Country Planning: Beaches, Shoreham and Lancing (22 Nov 1949)

Mr Lewis Silkin: I hope to give a decision to the local planning authority within the next three weeks.

Oral Answers to Questions — Town and Country Planning: Beaches, Shoreham and Lancing (22 Nov 1949)

Mr Lewis Silkin: This is a very complicated proposal. There were 70 objectors at the public inquiry, including a number of important local authorities. The matter Statistics in respect of the examinations held since entry to the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, was opened in December, 1946, are as follow: is very controversial and a certain amount of time is inevitably taken up in going into the various...

Oral Answers to Questions — Town and Country Planning: Beaches, Shoreham and Lancing (22 Nov 1949)

Mr Lewis Silkin: I have not taken up all the time; the local authority has taken up a good deal of it. The right hon. Gentleman's own constituency is against the proposal; it is one of the objectors. I have now promised to give a decision within three weeks.

Oral Answers to Questions — Town and Country Planning: Ironstone Workings (22 Nov 1949)

Mr Lewis Silkin: I am aware of the need to restore this land, and the Standing Conferences, which have been examining this question, have prepared interim reports, of which I have received advance copies. I will make a statement as soon as possible.

Oral Answers to Questions — Town and Country Planning: Ironstone Workings (22 Nov 1949)

Mr Lewis Silkin: In answer to these many questions, I have promised to make a statement as soon as I have had an opportunity of considering the reports which have been submitted to me.

Oral Answers to Questions — Town and Country Planning: Ironstone Workings (22 Nov 1949)

Mr Lewis Silkin: Two local inquiries have been held for the purpose of obtaining the views of the parties and other interested persons. I am now considering the Inspector's reports.

Oral Answers to Questions — Town and Country Planning: Ironstone Workings (22 Nov 1949)

Mr Lewis Silkin: The two local inquiries to which I referred are the only ones which have been held. There are two more which will be held before the end of the year.

Oral Answers to Questions — Town and Country Planning: Tree Felling, Harting (22 Nov 1949)

Mr Lewis Silkin: Ninety-four trees have been felled. Since, as I informed the hon. Member, the trees concerned are dangerous, I do not propose to intervene in the matter.

Oral Answers to Questions — Town and Country Planning: Tree Felling, Harting (22 Nov 1949)

Mr Lewis Silkin: The hon. Gentleman must have miscounted, because there were 200. If he cares to pay another visit he will see that there are still 106 trees left. Due regard is being had to the need for re-plan ting, and that will be pressed on.

Oral Answers to Questions — Town and Country Planning: Tree Felling, Harting (22 Nov 1949)

Mr Lewis Silkin: I am very much obliged for the assistance of the noble Lord.

Oral Answers to Questions — Town and Country Planning: Tree Felling, Harting (22 Nov 1949)

Mr Lewis Silkin: I must assume that the local authorities in this, as in other areas, know their powers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Town and Country Planning: Caravan Sites (15 Nov 1949)

Mr Lewis Silkin: I regret that the information for which the hon. and gallant Member asks is not available, and could not be secured without a disproportionate expenditure of time and labour.

Oral Answers to Questions — Town and Country Planning: Caravan Sites (15 Nov 1949)

Mr Lewis Silkin: That is not really a matter for my Department.

Oral Answers to Questions — Town and Country Planning: Caravan Sites (15 Nov 1949)

Mr Lewis Silkin: This would be interfering with the work of some other Departments, such as the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education.


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