§ Mr. Chapman
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Chipping Barnet,Official Report, 23 February, column 125, why it is no longer his policy that the former St. George's hospital building, Hyde Park, should be restored and used in accordance with the decision expressed by his predecessor in December 1982; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
As with all planning permissions, that given on appeal in 1982 in relation to St. George's hospital was an indication that the proposed works and use of the site were acceptable in planning terms. A planning approval is not an indication that other uses or works are unacceptable provided they, in turn, receive permission. As stated in my previous answer, it is for the owner of the site to decide which, if any, planning permissions and listed building consents should be implemented.