§ 10. Mr. Denville
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he can now make any statement on the intention of his Department to take over a theatre in the South of England for the use of the Royal Air Force; and whether, before adopting such a procedure on the lines of the requisitioning of hotels and schools, he will reconsider the necessity for this in the public interest?
§ Sir K. Wood
The proposal to take over the theatre referred to for use as a lecture hall in connection with Royal Air Force training has now been abandoned.
§ 17. Mr. W. Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he will give an assurance that he will not commandeer the newly-erected school at Silloth as a hospital, as this school is urgently required for the needs both of the resident children and a large influx of evacuees, and as an equipped convalescent home at Silloth and other buildings are available and suitable for hospital emergencies?
§ Sir K Wood
There is no present intention of requisitioning this building for Royal Air Force purposes.