HC Deb 22 January 1980 vol 977 cc143-4W
Mr. Brotherton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will now withdraw planning permission for the extension to the Soviet Embassy following the Soviet Government's invasion of Afghanistan.

Mr. Heseltine

As the embassy is on Crown land, any planning consents relat- ing to it would be dealt with under the non-statutory procedures described in my Department's circular 7/77, a copy of which is in the Library. No such planning consents have been granted in recent years.

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