HC Deb 25 March 1952 vol 498 cc37-8W
93. Mr. Teeling

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he is aware of a proposal to convert into offices one of London's large hotels essential to the tourist traffic, which is now an important source of dollar earnings; and what steps he is taking to ensure that this modern hotel accommodation is retained for this purpose.

Mr. Marples

Yes. The application for planning permission has, under my right hon. Friend's direction, been referred to him for decision, and the matter is therefore sub judice.

98. Sir W. Wakefield

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government the present position in regard to the application to erect a 14-storey hotel on the Montagu House site in Portman Square, St. Marylebone, W.1.

Mr. Marples

My right hon. Friend understands that a fresh application was made to the London County Council, as local planning authority, on 12th March, but that it has not yet been determined.