§ 40. Mr. Randall
asked the President of the Board of Trade when he will make an announcement concerning his consideration of applications from local authorities for office development permits who require to extend their offices or build new ones.
§ Mr. Darling
My right hon. Friend announced on 29th March the procedure for applying for office development permits, whether by private organisations or by local authorities. Applications will be considered as quickly as possible, but it will not be possible to grant permits before the Bill has received the Royal Assent.