HC Deb 20 March 1951 vol 485 c2299
54. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer to what extent, bearing in mind the needs of the defence programme and of housing, he proposes to reduce non-residential building within the capital investment programme.

Mr. Gaitskell

The investment programme is being reviewed in the light of the requirements of the new defence programme, but I have at present nothing to add to what I said on this subject during the defence debate on 15th February.

Lieut-Colonel Lipton

Will the Chancellor keep a very watchful eye upon his right hon. Friend the Minister of Works, who during 1950 granted licences to the value of nearly £4½ million for Government office building? Will my right hon. Friend also study carefully the answer to Question 38 on today's Order Paper?

Mr. Gaitskell

My right hon. Friend and I collaborate very well together in these matters.