HC Deb 10 October 1945 vol 414 cc204-5
8. Mr. Sidney Shephard

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air if he will now use for storage purposes the many empty R.A.F. hangars in the country and thus release the industrial premises requisitioned on his behalf at present being used for storage.

Mr. Strachey

Yes, Sir. We are doing so. Ninety-four airfields with hangars have been allotted for storage and 51 further airfields will be so allotted in the near future as they become available.

Mr. Shephard

Can the hon. Gentleman give an assurance that he will, as quickly as possible, give up those requisitioned premises that are in the possession of his Department to-day?

Mr. Strachey

Of course, we will, as quickly as possible.