§ Mr. Whitney
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many appeals were made to him in 1981 from each district council area in the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire against planning refusals; in how many of these cases refusal was upheld by him; in how many instances the decision was reversed; and in how many instances the appeals were (a) withdrawn or (b) remained undecided.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
I regret that the information required is not readily available. Intake figures are only available by county. They are as follows, for 1981:—
Berkshire 459 Buckinghamshire 315 Oxfordshire 305
I can provide national statistics only in answer to the other parts of the question as follows:—
Appeals received, withdrawn and decided, 1981 Number Appeals in hand 1 January 8,746 Received 16,637 Withdrawn 3,305 Decided 14,451 In hand 31 December 7,627 Local Authority decision reversed 33 per cent.
There is no direct relationship between appeals received, withdrawn and decided because of the time lapse.