HC Deb 13 April 1949 vol 463 c2806
5. Mr. Piratin

asked the Secretary of State for Air to what use does he intend putting the building of 110,000 square feet in Victoria Road, South Ruislip; and what is the cost.

Mr. de Freitas

It will be used by the United States Air Force instead of the accomodation they now occupy in Bushy Park. The rent is being negotiated and it will be paid by the United States Air Force.

Mr. Piratin

Can the Minister say what specific use will be made of the building; will it be used to house United States airmen? If that is the case, may I suggest that there are plenty of British citizens in Ruislip who are in need of rehousing.

Mr. de Freitas

So far as I know, the building will not be used to house or to rehouse airmen but to replace office accommodation in Bushy Park.