§ 44. Mr. Rankin
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland his reasons for rejecting the Glasgow Corporation's recent decision not to permit the building of a cinema in Tradeston division.
§ Mr. J. Stuart
I presume the Question refers to the proposal to build a cinema at Seaward Street, Glasgow. This proposal was originally approved by the Corporation of Glasgow in 1939, subsequently disapproved by the Corporation in 1949, and later given planning permission on appeal in June, 1952.
My decision was taken after considering a report by an independent commissioner who made certain recommendations designed to remove the traffic difficulties felt by Glasgow Corporation. The permission now given does not authorise any immediate work on the site without a building licence and none has been applied for or granted.