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Regional Town Planning

Volume 245: debated on Thursday 20 November 1930

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asked the Minister of Health whether he proposes to appoint an advisory committee, consisting of experts in town-planning, representatives of the local authorities, and civil servants, to consider the present schemes of the regional town-planning committees and select those which can be put into immediate operation?

Many reports have been issued by Advisory Regional Committees, but these are far from being approved schemes. No regional schemes have been approved, though many proposals of a regional character are embodied in approved town plans or pre- liminary statements, and several have been or are being carried out by Local Authorities. I am not at present satisfied that any useful purpose would be served by such a committee as that suggested, but the matter is being further considered.

Did the right hon. Gentleman, in turning down this scheme, overlook the fact that this is a proposal of the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Carnarvon Boroughs (Mr. Lloyd George)?