HC Deb 31 July 1956 vol 557 cc108-9W
71. Mr. Beswick

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he is aware of the difficulties that arise where money has been deposited with a local authority under the New Streets Act, 1951, for road and sewerage works, and subsequent events prevent construction being put in hand; that under the Act there is no apparent power to enable the local authority to repay deposits; what action he is taking in this matter either by legislation or by circulating advice to local authorities; and what particular assistance he is giving to Uxbridge Borough Council who have approached him in regard to their problem at Ickenham.

Mr. Sandys

I am considering the particular case to which the hon. Member refers, and will write to him. I do not think that any general problem arises.