HC Deb 30 November 1920 vol 135 cc1114-5
68. Rear-Admiral ADAIR

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether nine cinemas are being built in Glasgow in spite of protest by the Corporation?

Mr. PRATT(Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health for Scotland)

I am aware that the Corporation of Glasgow, in terms of Section 5 of the Housing (Additional Powers) Act, 1919, passed Orders prohibiting the erection of nine cinemas, but on appeal, in terms of the Act, the Appeal Tribunal quashed the Orders. I have no power to review the decisions of the Tribunal.

Rear-Admiral ADAIR

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that these luxury buildings are making progress in Scotland, whilst housing schemes are being held up for want of bricks and cement?


Yes, I am aware of it.


If these cinemas have to be built would it not be possible to build them with sandstone instead of bricks, which might then be used for housing purposes.


I will look into that matter.