HC Deb 22 January 1991 vol 184 c155W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received about the sale by Liverpool city council of public open spaces to developers; if he will call in all development applications involved in inquiries by Merseyside police; if he will hold public inquiries into subsequent applications; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Yeo

[holding answer 21 January 1991]: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has received 45 letters, including those from the hon. Member, and a petition of 65 signatures. He has no plans for calling-in or holding inquiries into planning applications involving investigation by the Merseyside police. As I stated in my reply to a question by the hon. Member on 14 December at col. 518, the Secretary of State is unlikely to intervene unless applications raise planning issues of more than local importance.

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