§ Sir G. Wills
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he will state the reasons for the delay of some four months in convening the public inquiry into the Butlin holiday camp project at Minehead; and whether, to 13W avoid prolonging the period of uncertainty, he will advance the date of the inquiry to one earlier than 9th May.
§ Mr. Brooke
The application for planning permission for the holiday camp was referred to me by the Somerset County Council on 30th December. On 18th January I notified the authority that I would decide the application my- self. Owing to the heavy commitments of my inspectors I cannot advance the date to one earlier than 9th May unless some cancellation should occur.