HC Deb 24 February 1953 vol 511 c204W
67. Mr. K. Robinson

asked the Minister of Works why he has recently authorised the issue of licences totalling £10,000,000 for the erection of offices in Central London; and if he will reconsider this decision, in view of the need to concentrate the maximum building resources on the provision of flats and houses for Londoners.

Mr. Eccles

Since housing sites in London are limited this programme will not suffer. It is of national importance to begin the rebuilding of the City of London and to licence certain other office buildings, which will add to the economic strength of the country.