30. Sir F. HALL
asked the Secretary for War if he is aware that the tramway depot at Cressy Road, Hampstead, was taken possession of by the military authorities during the War and, although repeated applications have been made, the property has not yet been returned to the London County Council; whether he is aware that the continued occupation of this depot by the military authorities is causing great inconvenience to the council with regard to the running of their tram-cars on the Hampstead route; and whether, considering the great shortage of tramway accommodation at the present time, he will give instructions for the depot to be returned immediately to the council?
Special attention is being given to this matter, and the Cressy Road tramway depot will be handed over as soon as alternative accommodation is obtained. Negotiations with this object in view are in progress.
Sir F. HALL
Have they not been in progress some time, and can the hon. Gentleman tell me when the War Office are going to find an alternative site?
Negotiations are at present in hand, and it would naturally be undesirable to give any information as to the actual date.