§ 18. Mr. Awbery
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he is aware that the delays which take place between the public inquiries into objections against proposals for slum clearance and the announcement of a Ministerial decision have held up building work unduly; what has been the average period between the one and the other during the last year; and if he will take steps to speed up decisions.
§ Mr. Sandys
On the average it now takes about three months. I am at present examining what can be done to speed up slum clearance procedure generally‒both locally and in Whitehall.