§ 33. Mr. Digby
asked the Minister of Works if his attention has been drawn to the anxieties of the Dorset Master Thatchers' Association about the future of their ancient craft; and if he is prepared to abolish the regulation that a building licence must be obtained where the cost of thatching a building is estimated to be more than £100, since the materials used in thatching are not controlled or scarce and thatchers are not employed on any other type of building work.
§ Mr. G. Brown
No, Sir. I have not heard that the building licensing regulations have caused any difficulty to thatchers. If, however, the hon. Member has any particular case in mind, I should be glad to look into it.