House of Commons 14 July 2010
Written Answers (Communities & Local Government)
Mr Iain Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to allocate planning functions to the elected executive of local authorities; and if he will make a statement. 
Robert Neill: At present we have no specific plans to make any changes to how local planning authorities divide the exercising of their planning functions between elected members and officers. These are matters for each local planning authority to decide, and to set out in their individual schemes of delegation.