§ 10. Mr. Piratin
asked the Minister of Works how many licences have been applied for to carry out repairs and improvements to farm buildings and other work to increase the efficiency of agriculture; what is the estimated total cost of the work; and how many of these licences have been granted.
§ Mr. Tomlinson
In the year ended 31st December, 1946, 18,787 applications were made to my Ministry for licences to carry out repairs and improvements to farm buildings. The number of licences granted was 17,746 for work amounting to about £7,717,000. Figures are not available in respect of licences granted by local authorities for work costing less than £100.