§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to introduce impact pricing into the planning system; what representations he has received on introducing impact pricing; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir George Young
[holding answer 22 October 1992]: My right hon. Friend has no such plans at present. A number of representations have been received following the announcement in February that the Department would undertake research into the scope and feasibility of development impact fees. Decisions on whether to develop the idea further will be taken in the light of that research, on which tenders will be issued shortly.