§ Sir Dudley Smith
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many appeals against refusal to allow 435W sand and gravel extraction operations have been made over the past eight years; and how many of those appeals have been allowed by him and his predecessors.
§ Mr. Trippier
Information is available only in respect of cases decided by the Secretary of State. Of the 63 sand and gravel appeals determined between 1 October 1980 and 30 September 1987, 25 were allowed.