§ 19. Mr. Donnelly
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government the total number of planning appeals received by the Minister in each of the years 1952 and 1953 and up to the latest convenient date in 1954; and for the same period the number of appeals that have been allowed, the number that have been dismissed, and the number that were discontinued before hearing.
§ Mr. Deedes
The following are the figures:
— 1952 1953 1954 to the end of November Appeals received 3,441 4,456 4,752 Appeals allowed 1,251 1,013 1,235 Appeals dismissed 1,053 1,206 1,683 Appeals withdrawn 1,222 1,292 1,641
The figures for appeals withdrawn include cases where the withdrawal was made at, or following, the inquiry or hearing, and cases in which it was decided that the Minister had no jurisdiction or that no permission was required for the proposed development. No separate record is kept of such cases, but they are comparatively few.