§ 20. Mr. Snow
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what is the national average percentage figure at the latest convenient date, and the figure for Staffordshire particularly, of the cases of extension of time being requested under the General Development Order 1950, Article 5 (8) (c), by local planning authorities compared with the total number of planning applications.
§ Mr. Corfield
I have no information either nationally, or for Staffordshire, of the percentage of cases where extensions of time are requested by local planning authorities. This is a matter which is settled between the authorities and individual applicants.