§ Mr. de Freitas
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he is aware of the delay experienced by the Lincoln Co-operative Society in obtaining a decision on the future of their premises at Silver Street, Lincoln; and whether he will expedite the hearing of their appeal against the Lincoln City Council's decision setting back the building line.
§ Mr. Powell
Negotiations between the society and the city council have failed to produce agreement, and the society have appealed to my right hon. Friend, against conditions attached by the council to the planning permission for their rebuilding proposals. As a means of expediting the decision, the parties are being asked if they will agree to present their case in writing rather than at a hearing.