HC Deb 07 December 1964 vol 703 cc151-2W
Mr. G. Elfed Davies

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works (1) what is the estimated cost of the new Government building at Ferndale, Rhondda; and what Government Departments it will accommodate when completed;

(2) when the new Government building in course of construction at Ferndale, Rhondda, will be ready for occupation by the Departments concerned;

(3) how many complaints he has received from people or organisations of diminution of light caused by the new Government building now in course of erection at Ferndale, Rhondda; and what replies he has given.

Miss Jennie Lee

The estimated cost of the new Government building at Ferndale, Rhondda, is £41,500. It should be ready for occupation in August, 1965, and will accommodate local offices of the Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance, Ministry of Labour and National Assistance Board.

There have been two complaints from neighbouring property owners about diminution of light. One has been settled by providing improved window lighting for the complainant's premises; the other case has not yet been settled but compensation will be offered shortly.