HC Deb 23 May 1994 vol 244 c11
13. Mr. Khabra

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage when he last met the chairman of English Heritage to discuss the sale of Southall town hall.

Mr. Sproat

I have not had cause to do so.

Mr. Khabra

Does the Minister recall that I wrote to him and to the Prime Minister to express anxiety about the previous Tory council's decision to sell the town hall, which is a public property used for the benefit of the community? Will he join me in applauding the new Labour-controlled Ealing council's decision to take it off the market and preserve it for the benefit of the community? Does he agree that it was the unpopular policies pursued by the then Tory administration in Ealing which led to its losing heavily to the Labour party in the local election?

Mr. Sproat

The hon. Gentleman's question has nothing to do with me in my capacity as a Minister at the Department of National Heritage but if he believes that the town hall should be listed, I should be glad to receive further evidence from him.

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