HC Deb 21 November 1977 vol 939 c572W
Mr. Haselhurst

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many inspectors have been appointed to conduct planning appeals and other inquiries on his behalf; and how this figure compares with each of the last 10 years.

Mr. Alec Jones

Six inspectors were transferred from the Ministry of Housing and Local Government to form the Welsh Office Inspectorate in 1970. By 1975 their number had increased to nine, which is the present strength.