HC Deb 05 August 1947 vol 441 c1275
27. Mr. Rankin

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what alternative accommodation he is providing for the tenants who are being removed from their present domiciles at Rutland House, in the Tradeston Division of Glasgow.

The Joint Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Buchanan)

All the 17 families at Rutland House and 13 additional families at Crookston Camp were transferred to hutted accommodation in a former anti-aircraft camp at Garscadden on 31st July. The families co-operated in the transfer and on the whole the accommodation at Garscadden is better than that which they formerly occupied.

Mr. Rankin

Can my hon. Friend say if reasonable transport facilities to and from their work are available to the families concerned?

Mr. Buchanan

I should not like to say that in every case. Some of the men think it is rather far, but on the whole the families concerned have taken it very well. May I add that while transferring them we had buses to transport them and arranged for the fuel and food authorities to visit the camp, and that the whole operation took only nine hours. The families expressed the view that the Government Department acted in a humane and kindly fashion.