Introductory it as Subject
4.2 it be V-ed to-infThe passive verb is followed by a to-infinitive clause.
|it||Verb group||to-infinitive clause|
|It||was hoped||to use helicopters to evacuate refugees.|
|It||is proposed||to allow cameras into courts.|
Verbs with this pattern are concerned with a course of action being proposed, hoped for, recommended, or decided upon.
be agreed be decided be hoped be intended be planned be proposed be recommended
At an emergency meeting of teachers and parents, it was agreed to send all 300 pupils home until further notice.
She was actually too old for foster care, but because she was so upset emotionally, it was decided to place her with a foster family.
A spokesman said that it was intended to complete the evacuation of the remaining 1,700 citizens by January 10th.