§ 27. Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what progress has been made with planning agreements; and what are the main obstacles to their introduction.
§ Mr. Kaufman
Announcements have already been made about those companies which have agreed to enter discussions on planning agreements and about the first three nationalised industries with which agreements will be concluded. The purpose and nature of planning agreements are still widely misunderstood and misrepresented, and this has proved an obstacle to faster progress.