HC Deb 21 December 1972 vol 848 cc433-4W
36. Mr. Sydney Chapman

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the current number of inspectors appointed by him to conduct planning appeal cases under the Town and Country Planning Act 1971; what was the figure two years previously; and if he will make a statement including the anticipated figure in the future.

Mr. Graham Page

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given on 11th December 1972 to my hon. Friend the Member for Sudbury and Woodbridge (Mr. Stainton) in answer to a similar Question. We plan to recruit up to 50 more inspectors within the next few months.—[Vol. 848, c.37.]