Distribution of Industry

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th November 1954.

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Photo of Mr Henry Strauss Mr Henry Strauss , Norwich South 12:00 am, 9th November 1954

The right hon Gentleman is aware of the complexity of this problem. The control of this matter by licensing was replaced by the method under the Town and Country Planning Act by a decision taken in the lifetime of the previous Government, and was, I think, inevitable unless building licensing were to be permanent.