HC Deb 20 November 1950 vol 481 cc11-2W
96. Mrs. Braddock

asked the Minister of Works if he will make available to local authorities information of the licences granted to build, other than for houses, in the area controlled by the local authority.

Mr. Stokes

This is already done. In addition local authorities are normally consulted in advance about proposals for the provision of local amenities such as entertainments or social facilities and often about important shops. The programme of work in each area is arranged as far as possible so as not to interfere with the new housing programme of the local authority.

101. Mr. Deedes

asked the Minister of Works if he is aware that confusion exists in the minds of the local authorities and private individuals on the correct interpretation of conditions for licensing repairs and alterations under Defence Regulation 56A; and whether he will review the regulations so that their interpretation is placed beyond reasonable doubt.

Mr. Stokes

I am not aware of any general confusion that could be remedied by a review of the Regulation, but if the hon. Member has any particular point in mind I shall be glad to look into it.

102. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

asked the Minister of Works whether the rebuilding of Quin and Axtens in Brixton Road. London, for which he has approved a licence of £300,000, is to be proceeded with.

Mr. Stokes

I do not propose to cancel the licence for £230,000 which has been issued for this work, sanction for which was given on 25th February, 1950.