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Building Licences

Volume 480: debated on Monday 13 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Works what is the total value of the work done to domestic, commercial, and entertainment premises, excluding the value of work done to factory and industrial premises, which has been licensed by his Department, respectively, for 1948, 1949, and to date, 1950.

Licences for domestic premises are issued on my behalf by officers of the local authorities and not by my Department. The information about commercial and entertainment premises is given below.

Kind of Work19481949To end September, 1950
Commercial (Shops and Commercial Premises)112·790·762·5
Entertainment (including Clubs, Village Halls, etc., etc.)19015·413·3


asked the Minister of Works what is the expenditure sanctioned for buildings, public and private, by his Department since 1945 annually in the London area and Scotland, respectively.

I assume the hon. Member refers to building work licensed by my Department. The detailed information is given below, but the total over the five years amounts to£458 million in London and£133 million in Scotland.The amount of work licensed by my Department in the London Region and

in Scotland respectively during the years in question was as follows:

Value of Licences.
1945 (May-December)22.07.8
194791.726 8
1950 (January-September)65.717.3