§ Mr. Champion
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what are the circumstances which have caused the delay in approving the Derbyshire Development Plan which, in turn, is holding up essential road works in the Breaston area of Derbyshire, since the hon. Member for Derbyshire, South-East, was told in 1954 that approval of the plan could be expected in the middle of 1955.
§ Mr. H. Brooke
Development plans are dealt with, as far as practicable, in order of submission. Unforeseen difficulties encountered during consideration of plans submitted before that for Derbyshire prevented fulfilment of the forecast given to the hon. Member in 1954. I am sorry about this, but I hope I may be in a position to approve the Derbyshire plan before the end of this year.