§ Mr. Marten
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment on how many occasions in the last 12 months he has overturned the recommendations of the inspector appointed to hear planning inquiries in Oxfordshire; and how this compares with the national average.
§ Mr. Graham Page
During the period 1st October 1972 to 30th September 1973 my right hon. and learned Friend decided three planning appeals relating to sites in Oxfordshire against the recommendation of the inspector. The number for the whole of England for the same period was 75.