Oral Answers to Questions — Railings (Removal).

– in the House of Commons on 29th July 1942.

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Photo of Sir Spencer Summers Sir Spencer Summers , Northampton

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Planning whether any distinction is drawn in the matter of the requisition of railings of private houses between houses occupied by the military and those not so occupied?

Photo of Mr George Hicks Mr George Hicks , Woolwich East

No, Sir. The conditions governing the recovery of railings for scrap metal are the same in either case.

Photo of Sir Spencer Summers Sir Spencer Summers , Northampton

Will the hon. Gentleman see that the application of this instruction is carried out locally, because the contrary impression is given by the way it is done at present?

Photo of Mr George Hicks Mr George Hicks , Woolwich East

If there is any evidence to the contrary, I shall be glad to see to it, but I can only repeat that railings required for security purposes will not be taken from private houses, whether in military or other occupation.