HC Deb 23 October 1989 vol 158 cc298-9W
Mr. Lawrence

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what action he proposes to take following the recommendations of the Carnwath report "Enforcing Planning Control", published in February.

Mr. Howard

Our consultations on the report's recommendations have revealed wide support for them. My right hon. Friend is seeking a legislative opportunity to strengthen the enforcement provisions in the Town and Country Planning Act 1971.