HC Deb 23 March 1965 vol 709 c49W
Mr. Randall

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what is the average time taken to announce his decision on public inquiries into areas represented for clearance under the Housing Acts; whether he has received his inspector's report on the Sunderland Road (No. 2) Compulsory Purchase Order, Gateshead; and when he will announce his decision.

Mr. Mellish

The average time from public local inquiry to the issue of a decision on slum clearance orders is 17 weeks for compulsory purchase orders and 12 weeks for clearance orders. The inspector's report on the Gateshead Sunderland Road (No. 2) Compulsory Purchase Order, 1964, has only just been received and the decision will be given as soon as possible.