Reconstruction Schemes

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Works – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st May 1950.

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Photo of Mrs Lucy Middleton Mrs Lucy Middleton , Plymouth, Sutton 12:00 am, 1st May 1950

asked the Minister of Works how many projects sponsored by Departments of State and concerned with reconstruction in the cities of Bristol, Coventry, Hull, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Southampton and Swansea, respectively, and in the City and County of London, were awaiting licence by his Department on 1st April last; and what is the total sum of capital expenditure involved for each of the cities indicated above

Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich

I would refer my hon. Friend to my reply of 24th April. The value of the schemes there mentioned was approximately £375,000 at Bristol, £700,000 at Plymouth, and £35,000 at Swansea. In the City and County of London there are a number of schemes for reconstruction which it has been impossible hitherto to fit into the investment programme, but I cannot put a definite number or value upon them.

Photo of Mrs Lucy Middleton Mrs Lucy Middleton , Plymouth, Sutton

I understood from the answer to that Question that my right hon. Friend was talking only about schemes that came before his Department directly, and not schemes sponsored by other Ministries. I put this further Question down to get an overall figure of reconstruction projects, of both schemes he directs and those which come to him sponsored by other Ministries.

Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich

This would cover everything except housing.