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Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 3 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1697-8W, on Lord Truscott, whether Baroness Andrews was involved in decisions on the application for the development of a natural gas storage facility at Preesall Saltfield, Fleetwood, Lancashire. (259456)

Ministerial decisions on recovered planning appeals and called-in planning applications are all taken in the name of the Secretary of State, often by other planning Ministers. In this particular case, the decision was taken by Baroness Andrews. Ministers adhere to strict propriety rules when making decisions on planning cases, as set out at:,uk/publications/planningandbuilding/guidanceplanningpropriety