HC Deb 23 November 1943 vol 393 cc1452-3
67. Mr. Norman Bower

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works whether, and on what grounds, a licence has been granted for the repainting of the building on the south corner of King Street and St. James's Street, S.W.1, the premises of the Motor Union Insurance Company, Limited?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works (Mr. Hicks)

The District Surveyor of the London County Council required the owners of the building to take immediate action in respect of the stucco work of the building, a portion of the cornice having fallen and injured a woman. Licences were issued for the necessary repairs to the cornices, balcony, parapet and stucco work generally, including painting to prevent further deterioration by damp penetration.