HC Deb 10 May 1978 vol 949 cc553-4W
Mr. Blenkinsop

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will undertake a review of the extent to which Government Departments and other public bodies are carrying out their responsibilities under Section 11 of the Countryside Act 1968.

Mr. Denis Howell

I think we should first await the recommendations of the Countryside Review Committee on this

appeal and the decision; and what it was in each of the last three years.

Mr. Guy Barnett

For planning appeals decided in the first quarter of 1978 the median times between receipt and decision were:

Decisions by the Secretary of State after a local inquiry 52
by written representations 42
Decisions by Inspectors after a local inquiry 27
by written representations 23

The average length of time between receipt and decision in each of the last three years was:—

subject, which are expected by the end of this year.

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