HC Deb 28 October 1952 vol 505 cc1724-5
32. Mr. Law

asked the Minister of Works whether he will now release the main room of the Parish Institute at Willerby which was requisitioned by his Department in 1939 when 16 officers were employed and which is still in their occupation although many of the duties, together with the records, have been transferred to the chief office in Hull, and the staff in Willerby reduced accordingly.

Mr. Eccles

I would gladly release this room if alternative accommodation could be found. I have asked my officers to pursue the search and also to consult with the authorities of the institute, to see whether any arrangement more convenient to them could be made.

Mr. Law

Is my right hon. Friend aware that it is a great satisfaction to the people of this country to know that once again we have Ministers who put the convenience of the public above the convenience of their Departments?