§ Mr. Heddle
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what conclusions he has reached following the review of the Building (Prescribed Fees) Regulations 1980 which he undertook to initiate within six months of the introduction of the regulations; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Stanley
Following the review of the first six months of the scheme's operation, proposals for change were prepared. My right hon. Friend published a consultation paper on the subject on 19 December 1980, and on 21 September 1981 draft regulations for a new scheme for building control fees were published for comment. We are currently considering the responses to those consultations.