§ Mr. Bill Michie
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many applications for deemed consent under part 4 of the Planning (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 1992 have been made since the introduction of the regulations.
§ Mr. Baldry
This information is not available at present. However, my Department intends to seek the relevant information from local authorities next April, as part of an annual statistical return on hazardous substances consents.