§ 103. Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Minister of Works how many schemes for extension to factories requiring permits have been completed within one year of the original application; how many new factories have received permits and been completed within one year of the original application; and how many schemes in either category have exceeded two years.
§ 104. Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Minister of Works how many applications there 273W are pending for extensions to factory premises and new factories, respectively; and how long is usually required to complete investigations into such applications and issue final permits for the work to proceed.
§ Mr. Key
Applications for extensions to factory premises and new factories are submitted in the first instance to the Department interested in the production of the particular factory, and it would not be possible without elaborate inquiry to obtain particulars of applications which may be pending at the present time. Once an application is received by my Ministry with the support of the appropriate sponsoring Department the necessary investigations, including technical examination and the issue of the final permits, should normally be completed within a few weeks provided there are no exceptional difficulties in a particular case.