§ 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.