HC Deb 28 November 1974 vol 882 cc239-40W
Mr. Rooker

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will use his power under Section 35 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 to call in for reference all planning applications for classes XIV and XV of the Use Classes Order 1972, in order to determine applications for the change of use of hotels or part thereof into private medical establishments.

Mr. John Silkin

I have no reason to believe that the local planning authorities are not competent to deal with such applications.