To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many appeals are waiting for a decision under the House to House Collections Act 1939; what the waiting time for a decision has been for each of those appeals; and if he will carry out an impact assessment of the effects of those waiting times.
The Department has two outstanding appeals under the House to House Collections Act 1939. The appeals were received in November 2017 and February 2018. In relation to both appeals, further information has been requested from, and provided by, the appellant in order to inform the decision. Decisions on both appeals are expected shortly.
The Department does not plan to carry out an impact assessment on waiting times for decisions.