§ Mr. Tony Banks
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what research is now in progress in his Department concerning the take-up of planning permissions; whether this research fulfils the commitment made in the interview of 13 September 1983 to the journal Building Design; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Macfarlane
The Department is reviewing the take-up of office planning permissions in accordance with the commitment given in theBuilding Design interview. The need for any additional research is being considered.