§ Mr. Hanson
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how often decisions made by the NHBC were re-examined by his Department in each year since 1980.
§ Mr. Gwilym Jones
The NHBC has been approved as an approved inspector only since 11 November 1985. Under sections 16(10) and 39 of the Building Act 1984 my right hon. Friend deals with determinations and appeals, but has no powers to intervene in individual cases dealt with by the NHBC acting in its capacity as an approved inspector. An approved inspector must carry out its duties in accordance with the Building (Approved Inspector etc.) Regulations 1985.