HC Deb 10 February 1998 vol 306 c129W
Mr. McLoughlin

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will issue new planning guidelines to take account of the recent court decision involving North Yorkshire County Council on the subject of mines and minerals; and if he will make a statement. [28675]

Mr. Raynsford

I assume that the hon. Gentleman is referring to the "Wensley Quarries case"—ex parte Brown. I will decide whether any action is needed, and if so, what form it should take, when I have been able to consider the full judgment in this case.