§ Mr. Andrew Welsh
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the average time taken to decide planning appeals submitted to him; how many such appeals are outstanding for the district of Angus; and how long each such appeal has been before him.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The average time during 1988 was 34 weeks. There are 14 planning permission appeals currently being processed for the district of Angus. Of these four were accepted as valid appeals in July; two in August; two in September and the remainder in October.