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Building Licences (Infringements)

Volume 440: debated on Monday 21 July 1947

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87 and 88.

asked the Minister of Works (1) how many cases of the wrongful use of building materials have been brought to his notice during the last three months; and how many cases have been brought before the courts, and with what results;(2) how many cases of infringement of the building-licence regulations have been discovered by local authorities over the last three months; in how many cases prosecution through the courts have ensued and in what percentage of cases were fines or convictions imposed.

The returns by local authorities of infringements of the building licensing regulation are not yet complete for the last three months, but I will send the information to my hon. Friend as soon as it is available. These infringements include the cases where an offence has been committed in connection with the use of building materials.