HC Deb 04 December 1962 vol 668 c158W
81. Mr. Gower

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what is the average time between the inception of planning appeals and the announcement of his decision in cases arising in Wales; and what steps he will take to lessen the delays.

Sir K. Joseph

34 weeks. It has been found possible in recent months to shorten substantially the time taken to bring Welsh appeals to inquiry. This should lead increasingly to a reduction in the time I have quoted.