Statutory instruments Nos. 789 and 804 (Hansard, 4 June 1951)
HC Deb 04 June 1951 vol 488 c71W
98. Sir H. Williams

asked the Minister of Transport why Statutory Instrument, No. 789, which permanently closed a high way in Camberwell was not presented to Parliament though Statutory Instrument, No. 804, which made a street in Leytonstone into a one-way street, was presented to Parliament.

Mr. Barnes

Statutory Instrument No. 789 was made by me under Section 49 of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1947, to enable the Metropolitan borough of Camberwell to stop up a highway in order to carry out housing development. I am not required to present to Parliament Orders made under Section 49 of this Act, but the procedure laid down in the Sixth Schedule provides for public notice of my intention to make an order, for service of notice on local authorities and undertakers concerned, for an interval of three months for receipt of objections and for a local inquiry to be held normally in the event of sustained objections.

Statutory Instrument No. 804 was made by me under Section 10 of the London Traffic Act, 1924, as amended by Section 63 of the London Passenger Transport Act, 1933, which enables me to make regulations for controlling or regulating traffic in London. Such regulations have to be presented to Parliament.