To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) meetings, and (2) communications, took place between the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government and Richard Desmond in (a) 2019, and (b) 2020; and whether they will place the records of these meetings and communications in the Library of the House.
16 June 2020
Details of Ministerial meetings with external organisations are published regularly and can be found at the following link on gov.uk:
The Secretary of State declined to discuss the application with both the Mayor of Tower Hamlets and the developers.
The Planning Inspector’s Report sets out a schedule of representations received by the Inspector. Special Advisers did not meet with the developers or local authority. Officials in MHCLG had no meetings and received no communications from executives of Northern and Shell.