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Planning Authorities

Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether local planning authorities are obliged to provide search certificates; what is the status of these certificates; and whether local authorities accept liability for the accuracy of the information provided.

Local planning authorities are not obliged to provide search certificates in respect of entries in the planning register. Many of them supply information however, but they are not legally liable for its accuracy.