HC Deb 10 June 1941 vol 372 cc40-1W
Mr. Touche

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Buildings why permission has been given for the rebuilding of a news cinema at Victoria Station when labour and building materials are urgently required for more important purposes?

Mr. Hicks

Only the entrance was damaged and the repair work has been kept down to a minimum, salvaged materials being used as far as possible. The cinema provides relaxation and entertainment for the travelling public, who frequently have long periods to wait at the station in war-time conditions and who include large numbers of His Majesty's Forces. It was for this reason that a licence was granted.