HC Deb 05 February 1948 vol 446 c310W
78. Mr. J. McKay

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that repairs and extras to a house that was already in good condition, in the Gosforth area, cost £300, that after investigation the regional officers reported that much of the work done was not essential under existing conditions; and whether he will take powers to prevent any council issuing a licence for repairs beyond a given value without the approval of the regional officer of the Ministry of Health.

Mr. Bevan

I am aware of this case and the attention of the local authority is being drawn to the need for restricting the issue of licences to urgent work.