§ Mr. John Hannam
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if, in view of the 28-day delay in all litigation due to the Post Office strike and the snsuing delays in processing planning applications he will make a statement with regard to an extension of the 31st March deadline for commencement of constructional work applicable under the Development of Tourism Act.
§ Mr. Anthony Grant
I know of no evidence to suggest that the postal strike is causing any real difficulties which would require the amendment of the Development of Tourism Act, 1969. The Tourist Boards will no doubt be happy to discuss with applicants any problems which arise in individual cases.