HC Deb 10 November 1947 vol 444 c16W
113. Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Works how many of the first division association football grounds damaged by air raids have been re-built; and the amount spent on each, respectively.

Mr. Key

Licences have been given for the repair of war damage at 10 out of the 22 grounds of the First Division Association Football League. Following is a statement showing the amount in each case.

Club. Amount Licensed.
Arsenal 1,700
Charlton Athletic 3,771
Derby County 3,000
Everton 5,000
Grimsby Town 875
Liverpool 3,728
Manchester United 17,478
Portsmouth 466
Sheffield United 4,485
Sunderland 1,743

116. Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Works if a licence has been applied for to repair the damage caused to the Manchester United Football Ground by air raids; and if he will state the amount involved.

Mr. Key

Yes. Licences have been granted to a total amount of £17,478.