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Nigerian High Commission Hostel (Westminster)

Volume 977: debated on Thursday 31 January 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will consider providing assistance to Westminster city council for the recovery of rates outstanding for nearly four years in respect of the Nigerian High Commission's hostel at 20–22 Inverness Terrace, London W.2.

The property at 20–22 Inverness Terrace has been known to this Department over a number of years as a Nigerian student's hostel and, as such, it enjoys no rating privileges under the Vienna convention on diplomatic relations. The Department was told on 23 January that there were arrears of rates on this property and we are making inquiries into the matter to see whether there are any ways in which we can assist the council.