HC Deb 30 March 1979 vol 965 c434W
Mr. Michael Morris

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the total number of applications for office development permits which his Department has received for (a) inner London, (b) outer London and (c) the rest of the metropolitan area for each year since 1974–75; and how many permits in each area were granted.

Mr. Guy Barnett

The figures are as follows:

Appeals decided by inspectors after local inquiry 27 weeks
Appeals decided by inspectors on written representations 22 weeks

Corresponding periods for the whole of 1978 were 51, 40, 26 and 22 weeks.