§ Sir David Madel
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when he will announce his decision on calling in the application for his determination and examination by a public inquiry in respect of the planning application by Asda Stores Ltd. for the redevelopment of the Queensway Hall site in Dunstable town centre; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Ms Beverley Hughes
[holding answer 13 December 1999]: We are still considering whether call-in of this application would be appropriate. I will ensure that the decision is made within the next two weeks. In reaching our decision we will have regard to the Government's policy on call-in, set out in the answer given by my right hon. Friend the then Minister for the Regions, Regeneration and Planning on 16 June 1999, Official Report, column 138W.