§ 104. Mr. H. Fraser
asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning whether he is aware that the Central Land Board 183W will not accept instalment payments of development charges unless the sum be over £100; that many small business people have been assessed for development charges; and whether he will see that the Central Land Board accepts the principle of instalments for small sums as well as for large.
§ Mr. Dalton
The present practice of the Central Land Board is as stated by the hon. Member. As I informed the hon. Member for Maidstone (Mr. Bossom) on 28th March, I have asked the Chairman of the Board for a report on possible administrative improvements, and pending the receipt of his report I should prefer not to express a view on the hon. Member's suggestion.
§ 105. Mr. H. Fraser
asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning whether he is aware that in Stafford unreasonable development charges are being imposed on one room temporary conversions in dwelling houses for business purposes where no structual alterations have been made; and whether he will instruct the Central Land Board to abate their charges.
§ Mr. Dalton
No, I am not aware of this, but if the hon. Member will let me have details of any case he has in mind, I will inquire into it.