§ Mr. David Nicholson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many representations he has received during 1991 over the use by planning applicants of untruthful or misleading statements in their applications; what remedies he proposes; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Yeo
The number of such representations could be established only at disproportionate cost. It is for local planning authorities to satisfy themselves that information given in planning applications is accurate. Under the Town and Country Planning (Applications) Regulations 1988, applicants can be required to furnish evidence to verify any statement made in a planning application.