HC Deb 04 March 1998 vol 307 c642W
Mr. Beith

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to increase the information about planning requirements required to be given in response to house purchase searches in respect of listed buildings and buildings in conservation areas; and if he will make a statement. [32096]

Mr. Raynsford

I have no such plans. Except for information recorded on the Local Land Charges Register, the present system for dealing with search inquiries on these matters rests on voluntary arrangements agreed between local authorities and the Law Society. The Government do not determine the content of these inquiries or the information given to inquirers.