§ Sir W. Smithers
asked the Minister of Works if he is aware that an established firm of contractors had to secure an order to produce components for housing purposes before possession was granted to erect additional works at their own risk; and if he will reconsider this method of granting permits.
§ Mr. Tomlinson
I am unable to identify the case to which the hon. Member refers, but if he will let me have particulars I will have inquiries made. The need for a new building or extension must of course be established before a licence is granted, particularly in areas where a great deal of urgent work is waiting to be done.