HC Deb 03 December 1951 vol 494 c2012
25. Sir Herbert Williams

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the total value of the licence granted to the South-Eastern Gas Board in connection with any works of reconstruction at the Head Office, Park Lane, Croydon.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

The authorisations granted in connection with work at this office cover an estimated total cost of £307,707,

Sir H. Williams

Can my right hon. Friend make some inquiries why this very large expenditure is taking place, as the building seemed perfectly all right before it was taken over by the South-Eastern Gas Board?

Mr. Lloyd

I cannot make a comment on an authorisation given some time ago, but I can, of course, make some inquiries.