§ 37. Wing Commander Bullus
asked the Minister of Works on how many occasions have building regulations been contravened in the past four years by private individuals, local authorities, private companies, nationalised boards and Government Departments, respectively; and in how many cases were prosecutions instituted.
§ Mr. Stokes
In the four years 1947–50 my Department and local authorities investigated 19,489 cases of alleged contravention of Defence Regulation 56A. Records do not show the type of concern involved in the alleged contraventions where no proceedings were instituted, and the information could not be obtained without an undue amount of research. Proceedings were instituted in 1,189 cases involving 1,523 private individuals, 507 private companies and two boards of nationalised industries.