§ Mr. P. Smithers
asked the Minister of Works why a licence has been refused by his regional officer at Reading for the completion of the Royal Hampshire Regiment War Memorial at Winchester; and, in view of the disappointment caused thereby, whether he will authorise its completion.
§ Mr. Eccles
A licence was refused because the work was not considered essential. As, however, the small amount of work necessary to complete the Memorial is predominantly stonework I am arranging for a licence to be issued.