HC Deb 20 November 1964 vol 702 cc107-8W
Mr. Costain

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will give the following figures in respect of office building in the City of London, namely, the area of office space in 1939; the amount destroyed by war or demolished since 1939; the area of new office space completed since 1939; the area under construction; and the amount for which planning consent has been

Commissions and committees Name Terms of Reference Estimated date of Report
Royal Commission on the penal System The Rt. Hon. Viscount Amory, G.C.M.G. In the light of modern knowledge of crime and its causes and of modern penal practice here and abroad, to re-examine the concepts and purposes which should underlie the punishment and treatment of offenders in England and Wales; to report how far they are realised by the penalties and methods of treatment available to the courts, and whether any changes in these, or in the arrangements and responsibility for selecting the sentences to be imposed on particular offenders, are desirable: to review the work of the services and institutions dealing with offenders and the responsibility for their administration: and to make recommendations. Not yet known
Legal Records Lord Denning To consider the classes of records existing or accruing in the Supreme Court, the District Registries of the High Court, the High Court of Bankruptcy, the County Courts, the Court of Criminal Appeal and the Courts-Martial Appeal Court Assizes, the Central Criminal Court, the Crown Courts of Liverpool and Manchester, Quarter Sessions and Magistrates' Courts, and those transferred to the Public Record Office, and to advise which classes of those records should be permanently preserved and for what purposes and to recommend the periods for which the Spring, 1965

given but on which construction has not yet started.

Mr. Crossman

The figures for the City of London are as follows:

Million Square Feet
(i) Area of office space in 1939 37.6
(ii) Amount destroyed by war or demolished since 1939 8.3
(iii) Area of new office space completed since 1939 16.8
(iv) Area under construction 3.7
(v) Amount for which planning consent given but construction not started 2.6