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Housing Action Areas

Volume 931: debated on Friday 6 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many housing action areas he has approved within the statutory 28-day period; how many he has taken longer than the statutory period to approve; and how many weeks on average he takes to acknowledge receipt of a housing action area declaration report.

Up to 31st March last, in 136 cases local authorities were notified within the 28–day period that my right hon. Friend did not intend to intervene. In a further 50 cases more time was requested for consideration. The average time taken from the date of the dispatch of documents by a local authority to the date of acknowledgement by my right hon. Friend was 12 days.