HC Deb 26 March 1968 vol 761 c233W
41. Mr. Braine

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government, how many cases of planning blight affecting householders are known to the planning authorities in England and Wales and how many individual householders are involved; and what proposals he has to alleviate the hardship caused by prolonged delay in making planning decisions.

Mr. MacDermot

The information is not available. Where no statutory remedy is available, we have urged local authorities to buy properties in advance of requirements in cases of established hardship. Loan sanction is readily given for this purpose.