HC Deb 23 January 2003 vol 398 c455W
Dr. Julian Lewis

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what criteria he applies in deciding to overrule public inquiry reports refusing permission for industrial development of environmentally protected sites. [91696]

Mr. McNulty

Decisions on every planning application are made on their merits, taking account of the facts of the application, national planning policy, development plans, the recommendations of a public inquiry inspector and any other material considerations.