§ Mr. Gwilym Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the number of planning inquiries held by his Department in the last year, the average for each of the past five years, the numbers of those appeals that were allowed and the numbers of those allowed appeals when the relevant local council's planning officer had recommended that the application be allowed.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
In 1988, 178 planning inquiries were heard and 67 appeals were allowed following inquiries. Over the years 1983–87 inclusive an annual average of 179 inquiries was heard, and an average of 78 appeals was allowed following inquiries. Information about the numbers of appeals allowed when the relevant local council's planning officer had recommended that the application be allowed is not recorded centrally.