HC Deb 25 February 1918 vol 103 cc1086-7
75. Mr. FIELD

asked what progress has been made in preparing the Westland Row premises as an examining and receiving depot; and when it is expected to be in operation?


A part of the Westland Row premises has been handed over to the War Department, and every effort is being made to prepare it for immediate use. The building cannot be entirely placed at our disposal until the present occupants, who are engaged upon war work, are able to transfer their plant, etc., to new premises which are in course of construction. Special priority certificates for the supply of materials have been obtained to expedite the completion of the new building with the object of hastening the complete evacuation of the Westland Row premises. It is impossible to name the date on which the examining and receiving depot will be in full operation, owing to the uncertainty as to the dates of delivery of material, etc.