HC Deb 30 March 1998 vol 309 cc441-2W
Mr. Loughton

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which measures in the Budget were intended to promote the Government's policy to encourage 60 per cent. of new development to take place on brownfield land. [36787]

Mr. Darling

The Government's approach to reducing the need for development to spread into the countryside was set out in the statement made to the House by my right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister on 23 February 1998,Official Report, columns 21–25. The use of economic instruments in planning policy is being explored as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review.