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Clause 8—(Grants To Persons Other Than Local Authorities For Improvement Of Housing Accommodation)

Volume 467: debated on Wednesday 13 July 1949

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11.30 p.m.

I beg to move, in page 7, line 17, after "may" to insert:

"where it is deemed desirable to preserve buildings of architectural or historical value, and."
It appears to me, from the Government Amendment already carried to Clause 9, that there has been an acceptance of the principle which we embody in this Amendment, namely, that this extra grant in respect of alterations or sub-divisions, should be conditional upon the building being of historical or architectural interest and value. In Committee, my right hon. Friend said that this was the purpose of this particular subsection to Clause 8, and what we have done is to put down an Amendment incorporating the words of my right hon. Friend.

As I said at the start of our discussion tonight, our Amendment was re-drafted to include the essential point of this Amendment, which is very much our point of view. That being so, I suggest that we should not accept the Amendment which my hon. Friend has moved.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.