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Planning Agreements

Volume 890: debated on Monday 14 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry on what factors he based his estimate in the Industry Bill that 250 additional civil servants would be required to administer the system of planning agreements.

The estimate of 250 additional staff is not solely for planning agreements but for work arising from the Industry Bill as a whole. The estimate reflects difficult judgments about the way the work will be done and the extent to which some elements of it are being done already.