§ Mr. Rathbone
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he intends to review the policy in his Department's circular 2/87 for the award of costs to parties in appeals under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and other legislation.
§ Mr. Baldry
We have today issued a consultative draft DOE and Welsh Office circular about awards of costs in planning and other similar proceedings, which would replace DOE circulars 2/87 and 23/91 (Welsh Office circular 5/87 and 77/91). A copy of the draft circular has been placed in the parliamentary Libraries.