HC Deb 17 September 2004 vol 424 cc1824-5W
Bob Spink

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister on how many occasions in each of the last five years a local planning authority has paid costs to the communications industry as a result of losing an appeal following refusal of permission for new or additional antennae. [189558]

Keith Hill

The information requested is not held centrally, and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The Planning Inspectorate maintains an annual statistics report, but these figures cannot be obtained from that report. This question could not be answered without specific research.