§ Mr. Cormack
asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will take steps to ensure that foreign Governments observe British planning laws when altering or building embassies and other diplomatic quarters.
§ Mr. Hurd
Foreign Governments are not exempt from British planning laws when altering or building embassies and other diplomatic premises. If my hon. Friend has evidence of any failure on the part of a diplomatic mission252W in London to comply with planning laws and regulations, he will no doubt give the details to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment, within whose sphere of responsibility these matters mainly lie.