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Building Licence, Grimsby

Volume 478: debated on Wednesday 25 October 1950

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asked the Minister of Works why he refuses to grant a licence for the completion of the work on the warehouse in Abbey Road, Grimsby, to Messrs. T. Wilkinson & Sons, Builders, of Cleethorpes, when the whole steel work and about half the brick work have been completed for about three years, and is deteriorating owing to the long exposure; and since all the roofing materials required are already on the site and are paid for and no other materials are required, and in view of the considerable unemployment in the district, if he will reverse forthwith the decision issued from his Nottingham office dated 25th September.

My right hon. Friend, the Minister of Food is not prepared to support the application in view of the more urgent and essential projects within the food industries and the limitations of the capital investment programme.