HC Deb 01 December 1955 vol 546 cc249-50W
124. Mr. Chapman

asked the Minister of Works whether, in view of the recent increase in the amount of building resources used for repair, renovation and extension of offices, public houses, cinemas and other non-essential building, and in view of the issues of public policy involved, he will take steps to arrange for regular estimates to be made of the amount of work in progress.

Mr. Birch

Figures are obtained from contractors of the value of repairs and maintenance work carried out, but they do not distinguish between the various types of private building. I should not feel justified in asking for this further information.