§ Mr. Lever
asked the Minister of Works whether he will now revise the system whereby licences for building work are granted in respect of bomb-damaged premises and those to which dangerous structure notices apply, so as to have regard to the purposes for which the premises are being used or intended to be used; and whether he will withhold licences except for essential industrial purposes.
§ Mr. Key
The purpose of the premises is already taken, into account with the other relevant factors in giving decisions upon applications for licences for bomb 125W damage repair. In cases where dangerous structure notices have been issued the main consideration must be the possible danger to the public or to the occupant. With regard to the last part of the Question, it is not possible to confine the issue of licences to industrial purposes.