HC Deb 18 December 1956 vol 562 c135W
81. Mr. Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware of the discontent caused by the prevention of the building or extension of village community halls; and what steps are being taken to remedy the situation.

Mr. J. Stuart

I realise that the temporary restriction of grants under the Physical Training and Recreation Act to those village hall schemes the need for which is specially urgent has caused disappointment, but I do not feel able to treat these schemes differently from other local projects which involve capital expenditure.