HC Deb 15 February 1938 vol 331 cc1687-8
70. Mr. Mathers

asked the Minister of Pensions when it is intended to remove the Edinburgh area office from McLeod Street to a more central situation in the city; and whether the exact location can be indicated?

Mr. Grimston (Lord of the Treasury)

I have been asked to reply. I am informed that the removal of this office is not in contemplation. The present premises, which the Minister has personally inspected, are held by his Department on lease on very favourable terms; they are adequate to the Ministry's needs, and, being of one storey only, are convenient for limbless and other badly disabled pensioners. The office, moreover, is situated in a district in which many pensioners live, and is within easy access from the centre of the city and principal railway stations.

Mr. Mathers

Am I to understand that answer to convey that the question of the renewal of this office has not been under consideration?

Mr. Grimston

I do not think the hon. Gentleman should understand that. If he cares to confer with my hon. Friend on the matter, I am sure my hon. Friend will be very happy.