HC Deb 27 February 1952 vol 496 cc153-4W
74. Mr. Popplewell

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will take steps to stop luxury buildings, such as cinemas, hotels and luxury residences, and to control the price of building materials in Singapore.

Mr. Lyttelton

By a law passed last year, all new luxury building and all buildings costing more than £5,800 must be licensed by the Governor in Council.

The distribution of scarce building materials was controlled during the latter half of 1951; control of distribution being found more effective than direct price control. In December, 1951, this control was suspended because supplies had become much more plentiful.

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