HC Deb 28 November 1944 vol 404 cc2396-7
53. Lieut.-Colonel Thornton - Kemsley

asked the Prime Minister if he will instruct the Ministries concerned to formulate a scheme by which owners of requisitioned buildings will, in the event of the requisitioning authority being unable or unwilling to restore a property to the state it was in at the time of requisitioning, be handed with the monetary compensation the necessary permits for the release of labour and materials so to restore the building.

The Prime Minister

The rehabilitation of derequisitioned buildings will have to be related to other urgent and essential work. Sympathetic consideration will, however, be given to the granting of licences to carry out this work so far as building labour and materials are available locally. It would be difficult in present conditions to grant licences for this work in the London region.