HC Deb 24 June 1976 vol 913 c629W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was, approximately, the average time it took for the Welsh Office to complete its investigation and issue its reports on planning appeals submitted to it (a) where an oral hearing was requested and (b) where there was no oral hearing.

Mr. Barry Jones

For the Secretary of State's decisions and inspectors' decisions respectively, average times were (a) in public local inquiry cases, 63 weeks and 30 weeks; (b) in written representation cases, 42 weeks and 24 weeks.