HC Deb 26 January 1948 vol 446 c100W
129. Mr. A. Edward Davies

asked the Minister of Works what evidence he has of any marked reduction in the amount of illegal building since the introduction of S.R. & O., 1946, No. 371, in March last, which increased the maximum penalties and prescribed minimum penalties for infringements; and whether any further steps are contemplated.

Mr. Key

There has been no marked change in the number of contraventions brought to notice since the penalties were increased in March, 1946. Local authorities are now empowered to bring proceedings under Defence Regulation 56A and no further measures are in mind at present.