The decision was made on Wednesday, shortly after Parliament dissolved ahead of a general election in December. CFI Parliamentary Chairman (Lords) Rt. Hon. The Lord Pickles, who co-chairs the new memorial foundation with Ed Balls, said they are “delighted that Minister of Housing Esther McVey has ‘called in’ the planning application for a Memorial and Learning Centre. We agree with both the Leader and CE of Westminster Council that the decision should be taken nationally”.
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