HC Deb 31 January 1949 vol 460 c1354
6. Mr. Spearman

asked the Minister of Works the amount of rent paid by his Department for 23, St. Hilda's Terrace. Whitby.

The Minister of Works (Mr. Key)

It is not the practice of the Ministry to disclose the rents paid for premises.

Mr. Spearman

Can the Minister give some assurance that there is no truth in the local report that his Department pays over £400 a year for this house, the gross rateable value of which is £70 and which changed hands recently at £2,600?

Mr. Key

The figure being paid for this house is perhaps a little more than normal because of the conditions under which it was taken, but I cannot give the facts.