HC Deb 22 February 1951 vol 484 cc1432-3
11. Commander Noble

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will give an assurance that, when it is next possible to consider the derequisitioning of any London hotels, he will arrange for formal discussions with the owners' agents and make it quite clear that de-requisitioning is in fact contemplated.

Mr. H. Wilson

It is not always possible to consult owners of requisitioned premises at an early stage when we are considering whether it is possible to relinquish them, but owners are always advised as soon as it is clear that their premises can, in fact, be given up.

Commander Noble

If I put another Question down in a few weeks' time could the Minister then give us some details of his plan for next year, so that there may be the earliest possible publicity?

Mr. Wilson

I hope that will be possible.