§ Mr. Evelyn King
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government why the planning appeal in respect of Great George Street, Weymouth, is not to be held until 22nd March, 1966; when this appeal was lodged; and why there is a delay.
§ Mr. MacColl
The appeal was lodged on 2nd October; 22nd March is the earliest date on which an inspector can be made available for the inquiry, and has been accepted by both parties. Because of the growing number of appeals and the shortage of inspectors, which my right hon. Friend is trying to remedy, there is delay in holding inquiries.