§ Mr. Gorst
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received expressing opposition to the proposal by the International Bible Students Association to make further developments to the site on which the Watchtower House, Mill Hill, is located; whether these proposals infringe the Government's green belt policy; and if he will order a 641W public inquiry for the purpose of collecting local objections before making any decision on matters relating to any International Bible Students Association appeal.
§ Mr. Baldry
My right hon. Friend has received four representations and one petition.
The applicants have appealed to my right hon. Friend who will appoint an inspector to examine the merits of the case.
The principle parties to an appeal are normally consulted about whether to hold a public inquiry or to proceed on the basis of written representations. In this case they have opted for written representations but the local residents will have an opportunity to make their views known in writing to the inspector.