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Post-War Planning (Open Spaces)

Volume 388: debated on Thursday 1 April 1943

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asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning when he is going to give guidance to local authorities in many of the poorest and most congested areas where open spaces are most needed but where they are least able to meet problems of compensation as to what financial aid they may expect from the Government?

On the question of financial assistance to local authorities, I would refer the hon. Member to what my right hon. and learned Friend the Minister without Portfolio said in his speech on 1st December, 1942, to which I am not yet in a position to add.

Would my right hon. Friend make that information quite clear, as many local authorities are not informed as to their position in this matter?