HC Deb 06 May 1969 vol 783 c60W
Mr. Gibson-Watt

asked the Secretary of State for Wales in how many planning cases brought to him for final decision he has overruled the findings of his inspectors; and what percentage of the total this number represents.

Mr. George Thomas

In the past twelve months my decisions have differed from my inspectors' recommendations in 15 instances, constituting some 4 per cent. of the total number of planning appeals and applications brought to me for decision and put to public inquiry.