HC Deb 27 January 1947 vol 432 c578
5. Mr. Assheton

asked the Minister of Works by what date does he expect to be able to derequisition premises in the City of London now occupied by civil servants and which are urgently required by those carrying on the trade and commerce of the country.

Mr. Tomlinson

Apart from The release of a limited amount of accommodation already arranged in the City of London, I am unable at present to forecast any further releases in view of the demands for office accommodation which I have to meet.

Mr. Assheton

Does the Minister realise how extremely urgent this is in the City of London, and what an important effect it has on the invisible exports of this country?

Mr. Tomlinson

Yes, Sir, I am well aware of the need for more office accommodation in the City, and I am ready, at any time, to discuss with the City authorities the possibility of meeting the difficulty.