HC Deb 01 February 1985 vol 72 c518
Mr. Michael Hancock (Portsmouth, South)

I beg to ask leave to present a petition on behalf of 2,500 constituents of Portsmouth, South. The petition reads: Petition for the Saving of St. Jude's Church, Southsea. To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled: The Humble Petition of the residents of the constituency of Portsmouth, South and surrounding areas showeth that we are opposed to the demolition of part or all of the fabric of St. Jude's Church in Southsea in the County of Hampshire. Wherefore your Petitioners pray that the House of Commons will take immediate steps to revoke the ecclesiastical exemption contained in the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 whereby churches may be demolished without listing building consent. And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray etc. To lie upon the Table.