HC Deb 10 May 1978 vol 949 cc551-2W
Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, following the raising of the floor area limits for office development, the changed role of the Location of Offices Bureau and the consequent recognition that new offices are essential for employment prospects in central London, he will abolish office development permits.

Mr. Shore

Control of the location of the larger office development projects contributes to the Government's policies for the assisted areas and the deprived inner city areas. The duration of this control was extended for a period of five years by the Control of Office Development Act 1977, and I do not propose that it should now be ended.

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