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Building Licences

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 26 February 1952

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asked the Minister of Works the five highest amounts by which expenditure on building work has been found to exceed the amount licensed, since January, 1947; and what fines or sentences were imposed in each case in which proceedings were instituted.

It is regretted that the information required cannot be provided without the expenditure of an unjustifiable amount of staff time.


asked the Minister of Works in how many cases have sentences of imprisonment been carried out since January, 1947, upon directors of publicly-owned and privately-owned undertakings and of private individuals, respectively, for contraventions of the building licensing regulations.

Between January, 1947, and December, 1951, sentences of imprisonment were imposed on one director of a publicly-owned undertaking, eight directors of privately-owned undertakings, and four private persons.


asked the Minister of Works how many licences have been issued for the repair, maintenance, extension and improvement of garages; and what is the amount involved in 1951.

The number of licences issued in 1951 for the repair, maintenance, extension and improvement of commercial garages in England and Wales was 2,127 with a total value of £1,851,223. No figures are available for similar work licensed before 1951, nor for work on private garages, which is licensed by local authorities.