HC Deb 13 December 1939 vol 355 cc1176-7
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.