HC Deb 11 November 1947 vol 444 cc192-3
38. Commander Noble

asked the Secretary of State for War how many A.T.S. personnel are accommodated in each of the houses now held by his Department in Sloane Court, S.W.3; and how many of these are employed on Provost duties.

The Secretary of State for War (Mr. Shinwell)

I will, with permission, circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT the information asked for in the first part of the Question. The answer to the second part is 22.

Commander Noble

Does not the Secretary of State think that the time has come when these personnel might be accommodated in Army barracks in London, and these houses released for the purposes for which they were designed—for people to live in?

Mr. Shinwell

I certainly agree, if I can find alternative accommodation. I am directing my attention to that.

Following is the information:

Number of House. Numbers Accommodated.
7 10
15 21
17 12*
19 7*
21 8
23 26
25 17
27 21
28 12
29 19
31 24
33 19
38 23
* These houses are used in addition as temporary accommodation for auxiliaries attending courses.