§ Mr. Iremonger
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs (1) whether he will amend the Use Classes Order made under the Third Schedule of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1947, so as to limit the number of second-hand car markets and petrol-filling stations in areas intended primarily for shopping use;
(2) what consideration he has given to the problems created by the increase in second-hand car markets which occupy a disproportionately large amount of space in areas shown as being intended primarily for shopping use in the County of Essex Development Plan, 1957, with special reference to the High Road, Ilford, east of Seven Kings Station.
§ Mr. H. Brooke
I have no information at present before me which would lead me to believe that the number of secondhand car markets in shopping areas is such as to justify restricting the scope of the Use Classes Order, 1950; but I am arranging for my officers to discuss with the local authority the particular local problem to which my hon. Friend draws attention. A new petrol-filling station cannot be provided in a shopping area—or, indeed, in any other area—without specific planning permission.