HC Deb 16 April 1957 vol 568 cc184-5W
Mrs. Jeger

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what steps he will take to ensure that houses which have been used for offices and then reconverted while requisitioned at public expense for residential purposes shall not lapse into office use when derequisitioned.

Mr. H. Brooke

The normal policy in London is to refuse planning permission for the office use of property which is suitable for residential occupation. Permission however, may not be required for the resumption of an office use on derequisitioning; and on my present information I do not consider that any special action is needed to deal with cases of this sort, which are likely to be few.