HC Deb 03 February 1948 vol 446 cc1626-7
32. Mr. Mott-Radclyffe

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will give an assurance. that as soon as alternative accommodation is found for the A.T.S. at present occupying the Imperial Service College in Windsor, these premises will be derequisitioned and handed back to the Windsor Borough Council.

The Secretary of State for War (Mr. Shinwell)

I am giving careful attention to this matter. I hope that it may be possible to reach agreement with the Windsor Borough Council.

Mr. Mott-Radclyffe

Would the right hon. Gentleman agree that it is important for his Department to put forward as a basis for discussion proposals which stand some chance of acceptance by the Windsor Borough Council?

Mr. Shinwell

We are very reasonable in this matter.

Brigadier Head

Is the Secretary of State aware that part of his own flock, namely, the Household Cavalry, are in urgent need of these premises also?

Mr. Shinwell

Yes, and I am fully conscious of my responsibilities in this respect.