Oral Answers to Questions — New Factories and Hostels (Local Authorities).

– in the House of Commons on 3rd June 1942.

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Photo of Mr William Brown Mr William Brown , Rugby

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Buildings whether he will ensure that, when his Department contemplates enterprises such as the establishing of factories or plants or hostels, which are likely to call on local councils for services such sewerage, lighting,' gas, electricity, etc., he will give instructions that such local authorities are to be consulted at an early "stage in the project?

Photo of Mr George Hicks Mr George Hicks , Woolwich East

This is the standing practice of my Department, but if the hon. Member has any particular case in mind where this procedure does not appear to have been followed, I will be pleased to have an investigation made.