§ 48. Sir J. Duncan
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he is now able to announce the result of his consultations with the local authority associations regarding the Use Classes Order as applied to betting offices; and whether he proposes to submit an amending order on the subject.
§ Sir K. Joseph
Yes. My right hon. Friend proposes to amend the Use Classes Order so as to secure that where the establishment of a betting office involves development under the Town and Country Planning Act, 1947, as it normally will, it will require planning permission. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland will be taking corresponding action in Scotland.