§ Mr. Beggs
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he has taken to ensure that there is no conflict of interest within the Department of the Environment, Northern Ireland regarding an application No. 0175 for planning permission in respect of the proposed residential training school-depot at Jordanstown from the Northern Ireland Fire Authority, for which the transportation section of the Department of the Environment has responsibility; and if he will make available to objectors a copy of the report on the noise levels carried out by Dr. Crawford for the Northern Ireland Fire Authority when this is received by the Department of Environment planning service.
§ Mr. Needham
[holding answer 12 January 1989]: None. There is no conflict of interest within the Department of Environment (Northern Ireland) in respect of a planning application from the Northern Ireland Fire Authority (NIFA) for a residential training school in Jordanstown. This application is being handled in accordance with normal planning procedures.
The release of the report on noise levels to objectors is a matter for NIFA.