HC Deb 07 July 1971 vol 820 c388W
63. Mr. Worsley

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he is satisfied that planning law is at present adequate to prevent residential accommodation being converted into hostel or hotel use; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Graham Page

Planning permission is required for any material change in the use of a building. Whether there is such a change depends on the facts of each case. I am keeping the position under review. As my hon. Friend will know, several enforcement appeals are now before me in respect of premises in his constituency.