§ Mr. Stonehouse
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he is aware that it takes five months in the County of London to arrange planning appeals; and whether he will appoint more inspectors in order to reduce this period.
§ Mr. Brooke
Yes; and I am doing so. But the hon. Member will realise that recruitment and training of people for this highly specialised work cannot be done very quickly.