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Building Repair Licences

Volume 438: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1947

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asked the Minister of Works if he is aware that a luxury restaurant is shortly to be opened at 96, Piccadilly; that extensive alterations are being carried out as well as repairs of bomb damage, while the Hammersmith Borough Council have been refused a licence to spend about £640 to recondition a former club premises at 117, Goldhawk Road, for the purpose of accommodating the local Civil Defence organisation which was set up to carry out the wishes of the Secretary of State for the Home Department to administer welfare and assistance work; and if he will reconsider this application and enable this organisation to use the premises which have been purchased on their behalf.

The licence for work to make 96, Piccadilly fit for use as a restaurant was granted on the recommendation of the Ministry of Food. Only essential work is being carried out. The proposal made by the Hammersmith Borough Council for work to 117, Goldhawk Road, is, I understand, being considered by the Department concerned.