§ 10. Mr. Erroll
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation the cost of Ariel House; and the number of persons employed there at any recent date.
§ Mr. Beswick
In answer to the first part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Works to the Question addressed to him on 21st November, 1949, by the hon. and gallant Member for Macclesfield (Air Commodore Harvey). The answer to the second part is: 891 on 1st July, 1950.
§ Mr. Erroll
In view of the fact that this completely new building could be used for housing purposes, could not the number of staff there be either reduced or eliminated in order to make the accommodation available for other purposes?
Mr. Charles Ian Orr-Ewing
Does the Parliamentary Secretary think that Ariel House will be big enough, or is he going to go yet further and obtain more accommodation for the headquarters of this Ministry?
§ Mr. Chetwynd
Could my hon. Friend say how many of those employed in this place have been employed in answering all the Questions put down to him today?