§ 47. Sir H. Butcher
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he is aware of the growing tendency of local authorities to use the planning laws to obtain valuable considerations in the shape either of the acquisition of land below its true value or the compulsory user of premises or part of premises for specified and often unremunerative purposes as a condition precedent of granting planning permission; and whether he will take steps to restrain such practices.
§ Mr. H. Brooke
I am not aware that local authorities are misusing their planning powers in the way suggested. If my hon. Friend will send me particulars of any cases he has in mind, I will investigate them.