HC Deb 28 October 1952 vol 505 c1717
19. Sir I. Fraser

asked the Minister of Works how many hotels and houses have been derequisitioned by his Department since 1st November last year; and what superficial area they comprise.

The Minister of Works (Mr. David Eccles)

Six hotels and 98 houses, comprising 135,000 square feet and 388,000 square feet, respectively, have been released by my Department since 1st November, 1951.

Sir I. Fraser

Will my right hon. Friend go on with the good work, and make it known that he wants the rest of it de-requisitioned.

Mr. Eccles

Yes, Sir. So far as I can tell, the rate of about half-a-million square feet released last year will continue over the next 12 months.