§ Lieut.-Colonel Dower
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is necessary, in order 1o qualify for a temporary works payment under the War Damage Act, 1941, to obtain a licence or authorisation from a Government Department before carrying out temporary first-aid repairs to bombed houses; what are the Government Departments concerned; and is he aware that considerable delay is likely to arise before the licence is granted with consequent worsening of damage as many local authorities are unable to carry out urgent first-aid repairs ' themselves.
§ Sir K. Wood
No, Sir. It is not necessary to obtain a licence or authorisation from a Government Department for first-aid repairs to bombed houses. The latter part of the Question does not therefore arise.