HC Deb 13 November 1950 vol 480 cc105-6W
7. Mr. Wilkes

asked the Minister of Works what is the total value of the work done to domestic, commercial, and entertainment premises, excluding the value of work done to factory and industrial premises, which has been licensed by his Department, respectively, for 1948, 1949, and to date, 1950.

Mr. Stokes

Licences for domestic premises are issued on my behalf by officers of the local authorities and not by my Department. The information about commercial and entertainment premises is given below.

Kind of Work 1948 1949 To end September, 1950
£m. £m. £m.
Commercial (Shops and Commercial Premises) 112.7 90.7 62.5
Entertainment (including Clubs, Village Halls, etc., etc.) 190 15.4 13.3

8. Sir W. Darling

asked the Minister of Works what is the expenditure sanctioned for buildings, public and private, by his Department since 1945 annually in the London area and Scotland, respectively.

Mr. Stokes

I assume the hon. Member refers to building work licensed by my Department. The detailed information is given below, but the total over the five years amounts to£458 million in London and£133 million in Scotland.

The amount of work licensed by my Department in the London Region and in Scotland respectively during the years in question was as follows:

Value of Licences.
London. Scotland.
£m. £m.
1945 (May-December) 22.0 7.8
1946 89.2 29.2
1947 91.7 26 8
1948 85.4 30.0
1949 103.9 21.5
1950 (January-September) 65.7 17.3
457.9 132.6

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