§ Sir A. Bossom
asked the Minister of Works if he will consult with his colleagues to save expense and time now involved in any large building undertaking, by inspiring a plan so that all the necessary permits, which now take anything up to a year to obtain, can be provided in a month to six weeks, as is done in many other countries and all from one authorising body.
§ Mr. Birch
I hope the abolition of licensing will be a contribution to the end my hon. Friend has in mind. I agree that it is desirable that the procedure for obtaining the permits to build should be as simple and speedy as possible, but I do not think it would be practicable to have one authorising body to cover all the interests involved.