HC Deb 02 March 1948 vol 448 c59W
Colonel Crosthwaite-Eyre

asked the Minister of Health for how long he anticipates it will be necessary to maintain his prohibition against work under the Private Street Works Act.

Mr. Bevan

Work on private streets must be kept down to the minimum consistent with public health and safety as long as conditions remain as set out in the White Paper on Capital Investment in 1948 (Cmd. 7268). There is, however, no complete prohibition on such works, and local authorities may wish to consider taking action under Section 19 of the Public Health Acts Amendment Act, 1907, where appropriate, for the temporary repair of private streets.