HC Deb 09 November 1950 vol 480 cc1110-1
26. Mr, Harmar Nicholls

asked the Minister of Health if he will claim the Kingscliffe Hostel, now released by the Minister of Agriculture, for use as temporary housing to help to meet the housing needs of that area pending the erection of more permanent and satisfactory homes.

Mr. Bevan

This hostel has now been offered to the local authority for housing purposes.

Mr. Nicholls

Will the Minister expedite the taking over of the hostel to avoid damage being done to it during the remaining period?

Mr. Bevan

I have expedited this, I think. We heard that the hostel was redundant on 11th October, full particulars were sent by my regional office to the Oundle and Thrapston R.D.C. on 13th October, on 2nd November it was decided to ask the Ministry of Works to allocate the hostel to the Council, on 4th November my regional office made a bid to the Ministry of Works, and on 7th November a letter was received from the Ministry of Works allocating the hostel to the local authority.

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