Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Subject Page


On this page you can view all reports, special reports, oral and written evidence published by the Committee relating to planning matters. You can also view any Government Replies received by the Committee and details of any current inquiries in this subject area. This is divided into Parliamentary Sessions:

2005-06 | 2004-05 | 2003-04 | 2002-03 | 2001-02


The Committee announced a new inquiry into the Planning Gain Supplement on 31 January 2006. [See Press Notice PN23, Session 2005-06 for details.]

Planning Performance - The Committee has received a letter from Yvette Cooper MP, Minister for Housing and Planning giving an update of the Department's planning casework performance for all First Secretary of State cases.


There were no inquiries on planning matters carried out by the Committee in Session 2004-05.


Draft Planning Policy Statement 6: Planning for Town Centres

Twelfth Report from the Committee, Session 2003-04, HC 952 published on 15 September 2004

Oral Evidence:

Tuesday 20 July 2004, HC 952-i

4.00pm    Rt Hon John Prescott, a Member of the House, Deputy Prime Minister and First Secretary of State, Rt Hon Keith Hill, a Member of the House, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Mr Brian Hackland, Director of Planning, and Mr Michael Bach, Planning Directorate, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

Written Evidence:

Supplementary Memorandum by the Deputy Prime Minister following up on several points raised in the oral evidence session on 20 July 2004


Planning, Competitiveness and Productivity

Fourth Report from the Committee, Session 2002-03, HC 114-I published on 5 February 2003

Written Evidence:

HC 114-II, Session 2002-03 published on 9 December 2002

Supplementary written evidence submitted after 9 December 2002 was published as an appendix to the report

The Commmittee also commissioned some research from Roger Tym & Partners which was published as HC 114-III on 13 December 2002

Oral Evidence:

Tuesday 10 December 2002, HC 114-i

10.00am    British Retail Consortium

10.35am    Council for the Protection of Rural England and the Royal Town Planning Institute

11.05am    Oxfordshire County Council and the Corporation of London

11.35am    Regional Development Agencies

Tuesday 17 December 2002, HC 114-ii

10.00am    Roger Tym and Partners

10.30am    Confederation of British Industry  and the Trades Union Congress

11.30am    Tony McNulty MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

Government Response:

Cm 5809 published on 28 April 2003


There were no inquiries on planning matters carried out by the Committee in Session 2001-02.