HC Deb 06 July 1979 vol 969 cc747-8W
34. Mr. Charles R. Morris

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he is satisfied with the time taken by his Department's North-West regional office in approving schemes submitted by housing associations in the region.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

There are considerable fluctuations in the rate of submission of housing association schemes for approval. In recent months there has been an exceptionally high number of submissions in the North-West. Within current staff constraints the Department is endeavouring to clear these as soon as possible.