Charles Walker urges Eric Pickles to have a change of heart

Speaking in the House of Commons

Speaking during a debate on proposals to ease the planning restrictions on the size of permitted home extensions, Charles Walker urges the Secretary of State to have a change of heart.

Mr Charles Walker: I thank my right hon. Friend for being most generous in giving way. In deciding what will happen next week, will he discuss his position and that of others with colleagues on the Back Benches so that we can reach consensus on what might be acceptable?

Mr Pickles: Absolutely. My hon. Friend the Planning Minister and my right hon. Friend the Minister—[Interruption.] The Minister from Bath, whose responsibilities are numerous. My hon. Friend and my right hon. Friend have already entered into extensive discussions and I believe, based on those discussions, that the problem is bridgeable.

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