§ Mr. Favell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he intends to commence the development plans provisions of the Planning and Compensation Act 1991; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir George Young
[pursuant to his answer 6 November 1991, c. 160–61.]: We have today made the Planning and Compensation Act 1991 (Commencement No. 5 and Transitional Provisions) Order 1991. This includes provisions to commence the new development plans system on 10 February 1992. The Department is today writing to all local planning authorities in England to confirm that date. The Welsh Office is writing similarly to authorities in Wales.