§ Mr. Graham Page
On the basis of the evidence so far brought to my attention, I consider that the main action called for is to continue the drive to keep planning delays to a minimum. In so far as appeals are concerned, my Department352W is doing this by the recruitment of more inspectors; in addition, a circular which I have prepared on planning procedures will refer to administrative steps being taken to reduce delays.
Railways (Government Policy) 61. Mr. David Price
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement upon his policy towards the future of the British Rail network.
§ Mr. Peyton
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave earlier today to a similar Question from the hon. Member for Derby, North (Mr. Whitehead).