§ 30. Sir R. Glyn
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what 1371 arrangements are being made for the release of surplus N.F.S. buildings, materials, equipment, etc.
§ Mr. Ede
It is the general practice to give up possession of National Fire Service buildings when they are no longer wanted for service or other Governmental purposes. As regards surplus materials and equipment, local authorities have been allowed to acquire what they wanted, and the rest is being dealt with under the procedure for disposing of surplus Government stores set out in the White Paper of July, 1944. Large numbers of surplus vehicles have also been sold by public auction.
§ Mr. Lipson
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether surplus N.F.S. buildings will be offered to local authorities for temporary housing accommodation?