HL Deb 14 December 1987 vol 491 c592WA
The Earl of Lauderdale

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How they propose to improve planning procedures so that "perseverance and hard work" (H.L. Deb 25th November col. 635) can enable planning difficulties on their £30 billion power station construction plan to be overcome?

Viscount Davidson

The Government announced in a White Paper (Cmnd. 43, 17.12.86) proposals to improve planning procedures in response to the Fifth Report of the Environment Committee. New rules which will apply to public inquiries into the construction of new power stations and overhead lines will be laid before Parliament shortly.