§ Mr. Redmond
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many schemes for major investment involving construction, enlargement or re-equipment of industrial premises and plant are currently awaiting the completion of procedures relating to planning permissions; what is their total estimated value; and, in view of the employment opportunities consequent thereon, what steps he proposes to reduce procedural delays.
§ Mr. Graham Page
The latest information available about planning applications dealt with by local planning authorities is in the booklet "Statistics for Town and Country Planning—Series 1, Planning decisions 1970", which is in the Library. This does not distinguish between major and other schemes. On the second and third parts of the Question, I have nothing to add to the reply I gave to my hon. Friend on 17th January.—[Vol. 829, c.57.]