§ Mr. Lilley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions whether Ministers took legal advice on the impact of PPG3 on local development plans before writing to the right hon. Member for Hitchen and Harpenden on 16 May. 
§ Ms Beverley Hughes
Prior to publication of PPG3 in March, full consideration, including taking legal advice, was given to the implications for development plans of the new approach to planning for housing it sets out.