§ Mr. Lubbock
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what information he receives from local authorities regarding the growth of non-conforming industry in residential areas; and what steps he is taking to encourage local authorities to relocate non-conforming users.
§ Mr. MacColl
Local planning authorities have adequate power to control the extension of non-conforming industry in 271W residential areas and my right hon. Friend does not receive specific information about it. At present he cannot encourage expenditure on removal of non-conforming users except where removal is immediately necessary to the carrying out of other public investment programmes, or in the interests of the economy or public health or safety.