HC Deb 05 July 1954 vol 529 c1790
43. Mr. Gower

asked the Minister of Supply how many properties are still held under requisition by his Department; if he will order a new investigation into the circumstances of each case; and if he will direct that prior consideration be given to the original owner or owners, whenever a sale is contemplated.

Mr. Sandys

The number of properties held under requisition by the Ministry of Supply has been reduced to 89. The need to retain these is reviewed about every six months. Since requisitioning does not affect ownership, the last part of the Question does not arise.

Mr. Gower

Is my right hon. Friend aware that this is the most satisfactory reply I have ever received from any Department on this subject?