The limitation to which the hon. Member refers applies to the whole building if it is the subject of a single Schedule A assessment, or where there is no such assessment, if it is the subject of a single valuation in a valuation list. If, however, the flats are the subject of such separate assessments or valuations, the limitation applies to each individual flat. It is, of course, open to any person who desires to carry out work in excess of £100 to make application for a licence.
Would my hon. Friend, at this stage of the war, reconsider this regulation? It is preventing many war-damaged properties being put into repair and so easing the housing situation.
Is the hon. Member aware that there is a widespread opinion that an application for a licence to decorate a flat is not at all easy to get, and that it is seldom obtained?