HC Deb 29 February 1996 vol 272 c636W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many inspectors are currently employed by the Planning Inspectorate. [17066]

Sir Paul Beresford

The Planning Inspectorate currently employs 209 salaried planning inspectors, 10 of whom work part time.

A further 209 fee-paid inspectors are engaged either on short-term contracts or on a case-by-case basis, to undertake appeals and similar work.

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