HC Deb 13 March 1947 vol 434 c1473
40. Lieut.-Commander Clark Hutchison

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power to what extent he has given power to the National Coal Board to requisition private dwelling-houses and hotels to provide office accommodation for its administrative and clerical staff.

Mr. Shinwell

I have given no requisitioning powers to the National Coal Board.

Lieut.-Commander Hutchison

Will the Minister say what Government Department has undertaken to requisition premises for the National Coal Board?

Mr. Shinwell

The Ministry of Works.